- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

AVOCA, Pa. (AP) - A supermarket butcher is behind bars after telling police that he robbed a northeastern Pennsylvania bank after blowing his paycheck at a popular casino.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 46-year-old Michael McDonough, of White Haven.

Police in Avoca, Luzerne County, arrested McDonough Saturday after a tipster identified him as the suspect who robbed a PNC Bank branch on Friday.

Police determined McDonough got paid that morning, cashed his check at work, then lost it all at the casino at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

McDonough told police he drove around for hours thinking of ways to get more money before robbing the bank. He then told police he used that money to gamble at Mount Airy Casino.

McDonough faces a preliminary hearing Dec. 3.


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