Man pleads to robbing bank, giving money away

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:02 PM

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) -- A Winston-Salem man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank, buying a car with the stolen money and giving the rest away after telling friends he'd won the lottery. 

The Times-News of Burlington reports (http://bit.ly/SScVQB ) 48-year-old Bradley Leak pleaded to a lesser charge of common law robbery and admitted to being a habitual felon. The judge gave him a maximum of 115 months in prison with 173 days' credit for time in jail, and also recommended a mental health evaluation. 

Alamance County Assistant District Attorney Gene Morris said Wednesday that Leak robbed a bank in Graham on June 21 and got away with more than $7,500. Morris said Leak then bought a car, drove to Forsyth County and gave away the money. 

Leak was arrested as he entered a cafeteria.
 

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