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Robert Gentile, linked to Gardner Museum art theft, dies

Sep. 22, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Robert Gentile, a mobster who for years denied suspicions from authorities that he knew anything about a trove of artwork valued in the millions that was stolen in a 1990 museum heist and remains missing, has died. He was 85. His attorney, Ryan...

San Francisco pledges to crack down on retail shoplifting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor and police chief of San Francisco announced Wednesday they'll dedicate more police, beef up coordination and make it easier to report shoplifters in an attempt to crack down on brazen commercial thieving that has added to the city's reputation as soft on...

3 McNeese FB players among 5 arrested after campus shooting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Three freshmen defensive backs on the McNeese State football team are among five 18- and 19-year-old men accused of various crimes, including one linked to a drive-by shooting near a campus apartment complex, authorities said Wednesday. The...

Police: Florida man tries to trade back vehicle he stole

Sep. 22, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man tried to trade in a vehicle from the same dealership he stole it from, police said. Lake City police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership on Monday, WTLV-TV reported. ...

Illinois coroner pleads not guilty to thefts from the dead

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois coroner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he stole more than $14,000 in cash from dead people. Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including official misconduct and theft of...

Man killed while apparently stealing catalytic converter

Sep. 22, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) — A man died after a car fell onto him after he had jacked it up to steal a catalytic converter, authorities say. The police said they found his body early in the morning on Tuesday and deduced that the car jack he had been using had slipped or...

Teen pleads guilty in killing of college student in NYC park

Sep. 21, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of two teens charged as adults in the fatal stabbing of a college student in a New York City park pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and robbery charges. Luchiano Lewis was accused of holding Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors in a headlock and...

Ex-Kankakee official sent to prison for $2 million theft

Sep. 21, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A man who stole $2 million from Kankakee and a regional wastewater agency was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and two years of home confinement. Richard Simms, 74, acknowledged diverting money through a fraudulent software invoicing...

Doctor cleared of COVID-19 vaccine theft sues Harris County

Sep. 21, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

A doctor who was fired after Houston-area public health officials accused him of stealing vials of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to family and friends sued the county Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against South Asians and issuing disinformation about him. The...

California woman accused in $6M student loan debt scam

Sep. 21, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California woman has been arrested on suspicion of masterminding a student loan debt relief scam that bilked thousands of borrowers out of more than $6 million, the state's top prosecutor announced Tuesday. Angela Kathryn Mirabella, 47, ran a...