September 30, 2023
Joseph Vincent Albanese

A Villager convicted of making an attempt to rob a financial institution will obtain psychological well being remedy.

Joseph Vincent Albanese, 75, who lives on the Historic Facet of The Villages, was booked Thursday on the Sumter County Detention Middle in an obvious step towards getting him into an in-patient psychological well being facility.

Albanese was arrested Nov. 14 after he walked into the Wells Fargo financial institution on U.S. Hwy. 441 in Girl Lake and slipped a pre-written word to a financial institution teller, based on an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. The financial institution teller eliminated $700 in money from her drawer and positioned it right into a pillow case carried in by Albanese. The Newark, N.J. native “stored apologizing” and sat down in the primary foyer space. Financial institution staff rapidly evacuated prospects out of the foyer. When deputies arrived on the financial institution, Albanese was nonetheless sitting within the foyer with the pillow case. He stated Social Safety simply “lower him off.”

Albanese pleaded no contest March 15 in Sumter County Courtroom to a cost of theft. He was let out after serving 122 days in jail. He was positioned on probation for eight years.

As a part of his “group management,” Albanese was ordered to remain at house with only a few exceptions. In March, a probation officer checked up on Albanese and located he was not house.

A decide has since ordered that Albanese be positioned in an in-patient psychological well being facility.