Robbed a Bank for Tuition

4 12 2007


College Students Say They Robbed Bank For Tuition

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“CINCINNATI — Two college students who said they worried about mounting tuition bills pleaded guilty to robbing a bank.

Andrew Butler, 20, a student at the University of Toledo, told Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Steve Martin on Monday that tuition increases outpaced his scholarships and financial aid.

Christopher Avery, 22, a student at the University of Cincinnati, said he couldn’t pay for summer classes after an internship at grocer Kroger Co. fell through.

“I was strapped for cash,” Avery said. “I thought I had nothing to lose.”

A year at the University of Cincinnati costs about $9,400. It’s nearly $7,000 at Toledo.

Armed with guns and wearing masks, Butler and Avery made off with $130,000 from a crowded Valley Central Savings Bank in suburban Reading on July 17, said Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Brian Goodyear.

An attempt to rob a check-cashing business a day earlier was thwarted when the students couldn’t get through the business’ security system despite firing four shots at the bullet-resistant glass, Goodyear said…”

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