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Man robs bank to have enough cash to bail out female roommate

By Mason White 4:32 PM January 3, 2017
Gregory Wayne Fant
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man who wanted to raise cash to bail out his female roommate, decided to rob a bank while leaving his sick stepdaughter home alone, according to police in Texas.

Odessa police said that they have arrested 47-year-old Gregory Wayne Fant, after being accused of robbing the Prosperity Bank.

Fant has been charged with one count of robbery. He was booked into the Midland County Jail, pending a bail, hearing.

According to the police investigation, Fant was taking care of his sick stepdaughter when he decided to rob a bank in order to raise enough cash to bail out his female roommate.

Fant took his stepson to school, and left his stepdaughter home alone. He then went into the Prosperity Bank, which is located at 2703 N. Grandview Avenue, and threatened a teller with a gun.

He fled from the scene with nearly $10,000 in cash. He then used some of the cash to bail out his female roommate from jail. The roommate was identified as Latrice Hopes.

Hopes later called the police to say that Fant robbed the bank.


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