Latest Theft News

British man sentenced to 5 years for hacking US companies

Sep. 21, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man who was part of a hacking collective called The Dark Overlord was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for helping the group steal information from several companies in the U.S., including Missouri, Illinois and Georgia. Nathan Francis Wyatt, 39, was sentenced after he...

Missouri paramedic admits tampering with ambulance narcotics

Sep. 19, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri emergency medical technician has pleaded guilty to stealing painkillers from an ambulance and diluting the drugs with water and saline to cover his tracks. The Joplin Globe reports that 37-year-old James Poole, of Webb City, faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading...

In this September 2020 photo, an electric fence surrounds a campaign sign for President Donald Trump in John Oliveira's yard in New Bedford, Mass. Oliveira said he installed the fence to protect his sign after several were stolen from his lawn during the summer. (John Oliveira via AP)

Current events: Electric fence deters Trump sign thieves

Sep. 18, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man tired of people stealing his Donald Trump campaign sign has come up with a shocking solution: an electrified fence around it. John Oliveira, 54, a disabled Navy veteran and a member of the New Bedford School Committee, put the fence up a few weeks ago. Oliveira...

In this undated image provided by the Romanian Police a view of some 200 rare and valuable books discovered Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 hidden under a house in rural Romania, displayed in a garden in north eastern Romania. Romanian police have uncovered a trove of

Book 'em: Police find 'irreplaceable' tomes stolen in 2017

Sep. 18, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in Romania have uncovered a trove of “irreplaceable” books including first editions of works by Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton that were stolen in a sophisticated 2017 heist from a warehouse in London, police and the European Union's judicial cooperation...

FILE — This undated file photo provided by the Cleveland Division of Police shows Detective James Skernivitz. Three teenagers were charged Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, with fatally shooting Skernivitz and another man during what authorities said was a robbery attempt. (Cleveland Division of Police via AP, File)

Teen indicted in slaying of Cleveland officer, informant

Sep. 17, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Cleveland police detective and an informant during an armed robbery was indicted Thursday on counts of aggravated murder. David McDaniel, 18, of Cleveland, also faces charges of aggravated robbery, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. He is being held on a $3 million...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, toppled headstones rest on the ground in Park Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn. The former caretaker of the cemetery is facing a new charge of embezzling more than $60,000 from the cemetery. Dale LaPrade, 66, was charged with first-degree larceny on Sept. 10 after a forensic audit discovered the theft of funds from Park Cemetery in Bridgeport between 2016 and 2018. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)

Ex-manager of bone-strewn cemetery charged with embezzling

Sep. 16, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former caretaker of a Connecticut cemetery where police found bones strewn about and new graves placed over old ones is facing a new charge of embezzling more than $60,000 from the cemetery. Dale LaPrade, 66, was charged with first-degree larceny on Sept. 10 after a forensic...

Prosecutor: Former Atlanta CFO stole money, had machine guns

Sep. 16, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The former chief financial officer for the city of Atlanta has been charged in a federal indictment with crimes stemming from his time in office, including allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the city for personal expenses, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. A grand...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting in Miramar, Fla., that left four people, including a UPS driver, dead. The family of Frank Ordonez the UPS driver slain during the police shootout, have filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, against several law enforcement agencies. The say that officers acted negligently when they opened fire on two robbers who were holding him hostage inside his van. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Family of UPS driver slain in police shootout files lawsuit

Sep. 16, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A family is suing over the fatal December shooting of a Florida UPS driver who was taken hostage by two robbers and killed in a torrent of gunfire after he and the suspects got stuck in rush-hour traffic. Attorneys representing the two young daughters of driver Frank Ordonez,...

Today in History

Sep. 16, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 16, the 260th day of 2020. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 16, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and draft-evaders. On this date: In 1630, the...

German jeweler shoots dead 2 suspected robbers

Sep. 15, 2020 3:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a jeweler in the northern German city of Celle has shot dead two men suspected of trying to rob his business. German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that one suspected robber was killed at the scene, while the second died later in hospital. Celle police have appealed for witnesses...