'Robbery! Robbery! Ha ha ha, I've got all the money!'

14 July 2014

barclays_bank_limited Poor, dumb Teslim Adedibu. He was £9,000 in debt and thought his benefits were being slashed, so he decided to do something about it.

No, he didn’t call Step Change, or email the Money Advice Service. Instead he went to the flagship branch of Barclays in Piccadilly, kicked over a security screen and stole a piffling £910.

While yelling ‘Robbery! Robbery! Ha ha ha, I’ve got all the money!’ packets of dye he’d also accidentally pocketed went off in his rucksack – and he ran down Shaftsbury Avenue in a cloud of fetching red smoke.

Before he kicked down the screen and made his rather fabulous ‘getaway’, unemployed Adedibu had tried and failed to get money out over the counter because he was in thousands of pounds of debt.

So, thinking up a novel way to pay off his overdraft, he turned up five minutes later and demanded £10,000. He was caught the next day after his details were traced from his original (failed) transaction.

‘I’m sorry,' said a now subdued Adedibu, as he was escorted to jail for 18 months. Bless him.

TOPICS:   Banking   Debt   Scams

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