Latest Theft News

Police: Man stole donation bins for murdered woman’s family

Nov. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police say a man has been charged with stealing donation bins meant for a murdered woman’s family in Maine. WGME-TV reports 31-year-old Christopher Hodges was charged with theft on Saturday for stealing two donation bins that were intended to benefit the family of Melissa...

Woman accused of stealing $556,000 from town, charity

Nov. 14, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman is accused of stealing $400,000 from the small town where she formerly worked, and $156,000 from a charity. Federal prosecutors in St. Louis announced the indictments Thursday for 32-year-old Venita Sedodo of St. Charles. It wasn’t immediately clear if Sedodo had an...

Teen pleas to lesser charges in Olathe shooting death

Nov. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy originally charged with murder in a high school student’s death in Olathe has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Rolland Kobelo pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated robbery and distribution of Xanax. The plea deal calls for him to be sentenced to 10 years in...

Police: Texas biker gang accused in Louisiana ATM thefts

Nov. 14, 2019 3:12 PM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s office says a Texas motorcycle gang leader and six associates are accused in ATM thefts from two Louisiana banks. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 44-year-old Michael Cupp of Dayton, Texas, was arrested Tuesday in Liberty...

Former Missouri officer sentenced for bank robbery

Nov. 14, 2019 1:45 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Lee’s Summit police officer has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison without parole for robbing a bank. Richard Hagerty, of Independence, was sentenced Wednesday for armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a violent crime. Prosecutors say...

Men with hammers rob jewelry store during business hours

Nov. 14, 2019 12:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say that two men armed with hammers robbed a Pennsylvania jewelry store while employees were helping customers that included young children. KDKA-TV reports employees told police the men went into Kay Jewelers at the Tanger Outlets on Wednesday evening. They told everyone to...

Former Helena officer gets deferred sentence for theft

Nov. 14, 2019 12:47 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former Helena police officer has pleaded guilty to felony theft in a Montana court. The Independent Record reports that Tyler Wood received a deferred three-year prison sentence after his guilty plea Thursday. Wood was accused of using Helena Police Protective Association funds to...

Pastor pleads guilty to stealing money for Oso survivors

Nov. 14, 2019 8:26 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A former Oso pastor has pleaded guilty to stealing church funds, as well as money intended for mudslide survivors. KOMO-TV reports ahead of his trial scheduled for next week, 57-year-old Gary Ray pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of first-degree theft with aggravating circumstances. He...

Teen accused of killing Virginia man, wounding man’s wife

Nov. 14, 2019 7:26 AM EST

LOUISA, Va. (AP) — A 16-year-old is accused of breaking into a Virginia home, killing an 82-year-old man and wounding his 73-year-old wife in order to steal the couple’s car to visit his girlfriend. News outlets report the teen appeared in court Wednesday via video. He was arrested Tuesday on...

SC teen to be tried as adult in 71-year-old’s sexual assault

Nov. 14, 2019 6:58 AM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in South Carolina have announced that a 16-year-old accused of sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman will be tried as an adult. The 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced Wednesday that Nicholas O. Rios will be prosecuted as an adult on attempted murder,...