FDIC worker charged in bank robbery try
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An economist on leave from the federal agency that insures bank deposits has been charged with the April 11 attempted robbery of a Kansas City-area bank.
Jeff Walser said he had a bomb in his briefcase and demanded money at the
Walser, 51, surrendered to police and was being held in federal custody, the US attorney's office said.
Walser told police that he has health problems and that his plan was to be arrested and not tell them he required thrice-weekly dialysis treatments.
"I wanted to be arrested and I wanted to die," he is quoted as saying. "But after my arrest, I did not have the will to kill myself."
Walser worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s Kansas City office and was on leave at the time of the robbery, agency spokesman Andrew Gray said.