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Elderly bank robber gets weekends in jail – ten of em

Posted by on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 @ 12:04 pm.

Photo provided, Benton Police Department

U.S. DISTRICT COURT, BENTON, Ill. - The elderly gent who robbed a bank last year has been sentenced in federal court…and it’s a light sentence.

Court documents indicate that Arthur Bays, now 82, was sentenced yesterday, Thursday, March 21 to 10 weekends in jail as well as six months home confinement for a bank robbery Bays carried out at the State Bank of Whittington in Benton last July.

Bays, who claimed he was desperate for money when he robbed the bank with a toy gun, was able to make off with $12,500 in the incident. No one was injured and Bays was apprehended quickly.

Judge Phil Gilbert reportedly told Bays that he’d “never seen a criminal as old as him,” and that the sentence he imposed was one he “struggled with.”

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