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Toothless bank robber confesses: She needs dentures


(CBS/AP) WAYNESBURG, Pa. - Not only did a woman with no teeth rob a Pennsylvania bank as originally suspected, but she admits she planned the heist because she needed the money for dentures.

Evelyn Marie Fuller, 49, of Carmichaels, Pa., confessed and apologized for the Jan. 20 robbery of the First National Bank branch in Waynesburg.

Fuller remained in the Greene County Jail Wednesday, unable to post bond on bank robbery and other charges.

Arresting Officer Tom Ankrom said Fuller explained her motives when she confessed to the crime.

"During her confession, she stated she wanted to use the money to pay for dentures she was unable to get through welfare until next year," Ankrom said.

Police had distributed a surveillance photo of the robber, and an unnamed witness came to police and told them he had loaned Fuller the coat the suspect was seen wearing in the picture.

At her arraignment Tuesday, Fuller told a district judge she has mental health problems and lives on disability benefits, the Observer-Reporter of Washington, Pa. said Wednesday.

After her arraignment, Fuller told a reporter, "I'm very sorry for what I did and I know God is going to punish me for it," before explaining that her pastor told her to tell the truth about what she did.

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