TUCSON, AZ — A judge has ruled an 81-year-old man who has spent most of his adult life behind bars for stealing from banks is mentally fit to stand trial on a charge that he robbed a credit union in Tucson.
Robert Krebs claimed he has had symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
But a psychologist had found Krebs didn't have a mental illness or cognitive impairment and instead was malingering to avoid prosecution for the 2018 robbery in Tucson.
Krebs served more than 30 years for a 1981 bank robbery in Florida and was sentenced to three years for a 1966 conviction in Chicago for embezzlement.
He did 17 years in Arizona for convictions dating back to 1980.
Krebs pleaded not guilty to a bank robbery charge stemming from the 2018 heist.