Mail handler robbed bank on day off to support ex-wife & girlfriend, suspect reportedly told FBI

Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 05:16:01-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A mail handler accused of robbing a bank on his day off from the U.S. Post Office has reportedly told FBI agents why he did it.

The SunSentinel reports that 40-year-old George Murillo told agents he's been in a "desperate financial situation" as the sole provider for two families, that of his ex-wife and his girlfriend.


Court documents show Murillo's ex-wife told him she would be evicted if he didn't pay the rent. But he had just spent his money on a car and a gun for his girlfriend and decided his only option was to rob a Bank of America.

Authorities say a GPS-tracking device in the money led to his arrest.

A judge ordered him held Monday in jail, where records don't list a defense lawyer.