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article imageButcher robbed bank to recoup wages lost gambling, police say

By Nate Smith     Dec 1, 2014 in Crime
A Pennsylvania grocer is jailed in connection with an alleged bank robbery after he reportedly gambled away his entire paycheck.
Michael McDonough, 46, of White Haven, Penn., has been charged with four counts of robbery after he reportedly robbed a PNC Bank branch Nov. 21.
According to local law enforcement, the suspect, employed as a butcher in a Scranton-area supermarket, cashed his paycheck that day and went directly to the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino, where he subsequently squandered his entire pay.
According to arrest reports, the suspect said he spent some time Friday afternoon trying to determine how to set about recouping his money before he settled on trying to rob a bank.
The suspect reportedly walked into the bank, and handed the teller a threatening note demanding money, which was scribbled on the back of a McDonald's receipt.
At first he got away with the cash. The suspect drove to Mt. Airy casino with his loot where he gambled some more until receiving word that his picture was, "all over the news."
Citizens' tips contributed to the arrest. Police also report the McDonald's receipt used in the bank robbery contained credit card information that matched a card assigned to the suspect.
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