Down 'n Out Homeowners Turn to Crime to Pay Mortgages


How far would YOU go to make your mortgage payments?

A brief article caught my eye on Reuters this morning that got me wondering -- and Googling -- to see to what extent some folks have gone to keep from getting evicted from their homes.

The article was about a 73 year old Florida man who was busted late last week in Tampa for allegedly holding up not one, but three different banks over a one-month period.

In each holdup, where no weapons were used, James Bruce reportedly demanded six $100 bills.

Tampa Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy told Reuters that Bruce admitted robbing the banks, claiming he needed the cash to pay the mortgage on his house. "He called it a repayable loan," McElroy is quoted as saying.