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HARD-UP PENSIONERS ARE TURNING TO CRIME.

DESPERATE pensioners are so skint that they are committing crimes to make ends meet, a shocking survey claims.

And elderly people who haven't felt forced to break the law are working again because they can't afford full-time retirement.

Researchers for Prudential found that two per cent of pensioners had either committed crimes or considered doing so during 2003. More than two out of 10 OAPs said they were in financial trouble and only four per cent of those who retired early did so solely because they could afford to.

More than half of pensioners said they had to supplement their income RECORD VIEW: Page 8
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Date:Feb 6, 2004
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