Cops: Man Confesses to Nearly 100 Thefts He's allegedly had to start repeating victims By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Feb 10, 2016 6:57 PM CST 34 comments Comments Kenneth Lafler (Auburn Police Department) (Newser) – Police say an incredibly prolific thief in New York is back in jail after stealing from the same poor victim for the second time in as many months, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports. According to the AP, 24-year-old Kenneth Lafler allegedly got into the woman's car and took her purse Monday in Auburn. She apparently recognized him because he'd been charged with breaking into her car back in December. In fact, Lefler had been in jail on those charges—among others—until bailing out Feb. 3. Five days later, he was right back there. Following his arrest in December, Lefler allegedly confessed to stealing from nearly 100 vehicles. That's a lot of cases, and police are still investigating his claims, the Auburn Citizen reports.