by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
The economy is making people do all kinds of crazy things. But even in a declining economy, there are still consequences for poor choices — even if your home has been foreclosed on and your bank account is darn near empty. The Grio reports that “Connie Murray Dumas, 40, will be in prison until 2029 after she was found guilty of armed robbery and possession of a pistol during a violent crime.”
Dumas “won” herself a grand total of $94 when she robbed a One Stop convenience store in Rock Hill South Carolina. According to reports from NBC News, Dumas was captured by authorities shortly after the robbery due to a witness description. She was also caught on film by a store security camera aiming what appeared to be a gun at the clerk while demanding money.
The Grio reports that “Dumas has signed a confession saying she robbed the store due to financial troubles, citing her foreclosed home, however later recanted that statement. In trial, she also said that she did not use a gun and what was seen was actually her car keys and cell phone.”
Dumas will not have any opportunity for parole.
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