Mom hands over son for bank holdups

September 4, 2009 6:32:36 AM PDT
A man whose mother called police when she recognized her son in newspaper photos of a bank heist has pleaded guilty to three heists.

Forty-one-year-old James Alborg, of New Salem, faces up to 20 years in prison for each robbery when he's sentenced Sept. 29.

State police say he robbed the National City Bank in New Salem Dec. 19, a Parkvale Bank in Uniontown on Dec. 31, and the First National Bank in North Union Township on Jan. 13.

Alborg's mother told police she had seen him with large amounts of money after the heists. She said Alborg told her he won the money playing the lottery.

Alborg's attorney says his client has a drug problem and mental issues because his father was murdered when Alborg was a child.

Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,