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Couple Who Bilked Woman Seek Lower Payments

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) – A northern Indiana couple who avoided prison time by agreeing to pay back more than $150,000 they stole from a blind, elderly woman in their care now say they can't afford those payments.

Bary and Robbin Bostic allegedly violated their probation by falling behind in the court-ordered monthly payments of $1,295 each that a judge ordered them to pay in July 2013 while sentencing them on their theft convictions.

The (Munster) Times reports ( ) the couple wants their monthly payments cut to 20 percent of their pay. A Porter Circuit Court judge will consider their request Feb. 17.

The couple argues in court documents that their monthly payments greatly exceed both of their disposable incomes.

Their court filing says Bary Bostic makes $14 an hour and Robbin $8.76 an hour.

  Information from: The Times,

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