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Stick 'Em Up!

Stick 'Em Up!

The very first bank robbers date back to when one could become legend with a successful steal (hey, there were movies made about many!) but today it's much harder to rip one off. Usually out of desperation, robbers make mistakes and are almost always caught. However, the number of robberies jumped from this time last year…so I bet you’re wondering—what’s going on?
 
Numbers are up all across the country, and the FBI believes this rash of heists is due to the economy. As the number of foreclosures, credit defaults and unemployment rates increase, there appears to be an increase in the number of idiotic plans to rob the bank as well.

Robbing a bank definitely makes our Top 10 list of what NOT to do to reduce debt!

Do you think the economy is making people more desperate, or are there more criminals looking for an easy meal ticket? [USA Today]

Posted: 6/16/08