An economist on leave from the federal agency that insures bank deposits was indicted Tuesday for allegedly attempting to rob a bank in Independence, Mo., last month.
Jeff W. Walser, 51, worked as regional economist for the Kansas City office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which protects bank depositors against losses, though not those from robbery. He was on leave at the time of the robbery and will remain on leave until his case his is resolved, said FDIC spokesman Andrew Gray.
More is here, and the pointer is from Malcolm Edwards. How else might I have titled this blog post?