I've got to admit it, I kind of admire this guy:
A man who desperately needed a heart operation wrote a cheque so he could go private knowing it would bounce.
Roy Thayers, 77, was warned he might die on the NHS waiting list but could not afford to pay for the £6,500 surgery. So he wrote out a cheque knowing that by the time it bounced the operation would be over.
"I had been having severe heart pains and a specialist found two valves had become blocked. I risked a fatal heart attack at any time. Then I was told there was a nine-month wait. The doctor said I could have the operation done privately, but it would cost £6,500. I said, 'I'll have it'. I was in the hospital three days later. I gave them a cheque because I knew it wouldn't clear in time."
Roy, from Hounslow, West London is repaying the debt at £25 a month.