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Man pleads to robbing bank, giving money away

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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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Information from: Times-News, http://www.thetimesnews.com

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