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Florida Man Arrested After Trying To Rob a Bank Claiming He Was ‘Cut Off’ By Social Security

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A Florida man has been arrested after trying to rob a local bank claiming he had been “cut off” by Social Security, Villages News reported this week, citing local authorities.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, 74-year-old Joseph Vincent Albanese, who lives at 1861 W. Schwartz Blvd. on the Historic Side of The Villages, walked into the Wells Fargo bank on U.S. Hwy. 441 in Lady Lake and slipped a pre-written note to a bank teller. The bank teller removed $700 in cash from her drawer and placed it into a pillow case carried in by Albanese.

He “kept apologizing” and sat down in the main lobby area as Bank employees scrambled to evacuate customers out of the lobby.

When deputies arrived at the bank, Albanese was still sitting in the lobby. He said Social Security just “cut him off.”

He was arrested on a charge of robbery and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond, per the report.