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In Connecticut Town, an Alleged Lunch-Lady Scheme

Sisters accused of stealing nearly $500K

(Newser) - Marie Wilson says "the only thing she is guilty of is feeding a child who had no money or giving somebody a cookie." New Canaan officials say otherwise—about Wilson and her sister, Joanne Pascarelli. The two women have been charged with larceny after allegedly stealing $478,588... More »

Lawmaker Puts Tracking Device in Sign, Nabs Suspected Thief

Man's lawyer claims sign was only collected as required

(Newser) - A month ago, a Republican lawmaker from New York accused critics of stealing his campaign signs. After then installing a tracker in one, Rep. Tom Reed now claims to have proof. According to Reed's campaign, a stolen sign reading "Extreme Ithaca Liberal" was traced to the home of... More »

What Custodian Did During Anti-Gun Walkout Got Her Fired

Authorities say Aisha Evans stole money from 3 backpacks left behind by protesting students

(Newser) - A high-school custodian in South Carolina was fired and faces criminal charges after authorities say she used Wednesday's nationwide gun-control protests as an opportunity to steal from students, WLTX reports. According to WIS , students participating in the walkout exited Richland Northeast High School and left their backpacks behind in... More »

Cops: Alleged Car Thief Drives Stolen Car to Court

And voila, new charges

(Newser) - Bad habits: Police say a man answering to a stolen-car charge drove a stolen car to court in Connecticut. Authorities say 25-year-old Jonathan Rivera was at Hartford Superior Court on Wednesday to appear before a judge on a charge of first-degree larceny and tampering with a motor vehicle from February.... More »

She Took Firebrand's Papers From Podium, Faces Charges

Catherine Gregory charged after altercation at Lucian Wintrich speech at UConn

(Newser) - When a right-wing firebrand named Lucian Wintrich tried to give a speech titled "It's OK to Be White" last month at the University of Connecticut, things didn't end well . Wintrich, a reporter for Gateway Pundit, got into an altercation with a woman and ended up being charged... More »

Conn. Pastor Accused of Not-So-Holy Crime

William Marshall allegedly stole electricity

(Newser) - The man upstairs was apparently unwilling to send down a lightning bolt to help a pastor in Connecticut, who's accused of stealing more than $8,000 in electricity. William Marshall of Life Worship and Deliverance Center in Bridgeport also runs a tattoo parlor/barbershop that had its power cut in... More »

Cops: Man Turns Himself in After Stealing a TV...in 1989

Police think that was 'pretty cool' of him

(Newser) - Police say a man charged with stealing a television in Connecticut 27 years ago flew from his Florida home and voluntarily turned himself in last weekend after recently learning there was a warrant out for this arrest, the AP reports. Police in Norwalk, Connecticut, tell the Hour that 60-year-old Randy... More »

'One of Most Evil Individuals' Dead at 79

Sante Kimes, son killed wealthy widow, businessman

(Newser) - The woman a judge called "one of the most evil individuals" she had ever encountered has died in prison, where she was was serving a life sentence for her part in a pair of grisly murders. Sante Kimes, 79, teamed up with her son Kenneth to form what the... More »

Woman Posed as Boston Victim, Scored $480K: Cops

Audrea Gause said she had brain injury

(Newser) - A New York woman used fake hospital records to pose as a Boston Marathon bombing victim with a brain injury and fraudulently collected nearly half a million dollars from the fund for victims, Massachusetts authorities said yesterday. Audrea Gause, 26, of Troy, NY, was arrested there on a Massachusetts fugitive... More »

AG: Man Tried to Bilk $2.2M From Boston Victim Fund

Claimed his aunt lost both her legs; aunt died more than 10 years ago

(Newser) - The One Boston Fund was set up to aid victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, so Branden Mattier allegedly submitted a claim on behalf of his aunt, who he said lost both legs in the blast. One problem: His aunt died more than a decade ago. Now Mattier, 22, is... More »

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