Man robs bank for just one dollar to get free healthcare in prison [VIDEO]

James Richard Verone

A 59-year-old North Carolina man has been arrested after he robbed a bank for just $1 to receive free healthcare while in jail.

James Richard Verone, who claims he has never been in trouble with the law, handed the bank teller a note that read “This is a bank robbery. Please only give me one dollar,” took the money from the scared woman, and sat in the lobby waiting for the police to arrive. According to the former Coca-Cola truck driver, he committed a felony because going to jail was the only way he could get medical care since he has no health insurance.

Verone has carpal tunnel, a bad back, and a growth on his chest. He was being held in the Gaston County jail on $2,000 bond but he doesn’t intend to pay to avail of the medical benefits in prison.

Check out Verone’s interview below: