- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A mail handler accused of robbing a bank on his day off from the U.S. Post Office has reportedly told FBI agents why he did it.

The SunSentinel (https://bit.ly/2oIMvqk ) reports that 40-year-old George Murillo told agents he’s been in a “desperate financial situation” as the sole provider for two families, that of his ex-wife and his girlfriend.

Court documents show Murillo’s ex-wife told him she would be evicted if he didn’t pay the rent. But he had just spent his money on a car and a gun for his girlfriend, and decided his only option was to rob a Bank of America.

Authorities say a GPS-tracking device in the money led to his arrest.

A judge ordered him held Monday in jail, where records don’t list a defense lawyer.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide