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July 5, 1990 | By Andrew Hussie, Special to The Inquirer
Two officers of an Elkins Park brokerage firm have been charged by Cheltenham police with stealing $25,000 by allegedly forging checks to withdraw money from a client's investment account between September and April. Michael C. Lloyd, 34, of Abington, and Warren C. Nachmann, 45, of Cheltenham, surrendered at the Cheltenham Police Administration Building on Monday. They are partners of Lloyd Securites Inc. at 7837 Old York Rd. The Securities and Exchange Commission also charged Lloyd and Nachmann on June 6 in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia with defrauding their clients of several hundred thousand dollars, making fraudulent sales of unregistered securities and other violations of federal securities laws.
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July 11, 1990 | By Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writer
A North Philadelphia man was arrested yesterday and charged with stealing a pair of binoculars from the balloonists who inadvertently landed in a vacant lot at 7th and Oxford streets Saturday, police said. Acting on a tip from the Daily News, police went to the home of James "Big Boy" Williams, 31, on Franklin Street near Master to charge him with the theft, police said. But Williams wasn't home, and Detective Sgts. Gerard Duffy and Shawn Trush returned to East Detectives headquarters, only to find Williams sitting there, being booked on unrelated robbery charges, police said.
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November 20, 1986 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
Missing: One U.S. mailbox. Postal Service authorities and police are looking for a blue mailbox, complete with eagle insignias, that was stolen from the corner of Cottman Avenue and Leon Street. The box, which had been bolted to the ground, was reported missing on Nov. 13. James Covert, superintendent of the Postal Service Boulevard Station, Levick and Revere Streets, reported the theft to police after a postal worker went to the corner to empty the mailbox, and discovered it missing.
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July 28, 1991 | By Jill Morrison, Special to The Inquirer
A Council Rock High School graduate was apprehended by police at his alma mater early Wednesday for trying to steal lab equipment and other school supplies, Newtown Township police said. According to the police report, Robert Daniel Wallace, 22, of 52 Knowles Ave., Churchville, broke into the school, at 62 Swamp Rd., with a second man who fled the school before police arrived. Wallace told police that he and the other man got onto the building's roof, climbed through the greenhouse windows and entered the school building through a connecting door after removing a glass pane.
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January 15, 1995 | By Wendy Walker, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A West Chester contractor has been accused of using a former customer's name to take out three fraudulent loans, totaling $22,000, Caln police said. Joseph John Gullo, 42, of the 1000 block of Forest Road, was charged with forgery, theft, receiving stolen property and attempted theft after an investigation by Caln and Uwchlan police. The transactions occurred in late December at Commercial Credit Corp. in the Caln Village Shopping Center, American General Finance Inc. in Thorndale, and Avco Financial Services in Lionville.
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May 2, 1998 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old man was in custody and his father was being sought yesterday after authorities said the men made illegal U-turns in front of police with the stolen cars they had used to burglarize three Chinese restaurants in Burlington County. Charles J. Williams Jr. of Passaic was charged with burglary and theft and was being held in the Burlington County Jail on $10,000 bail. His father, Charles J. Williams Sr. of Burlington Township was being sought on charges of burglary and aggravated assault on police.
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October 3, 2012 | By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI's onetime butler declared Tuesday he was innocent of a charge of aggravated theft of the pope's private correspondence, but acknowledged he photocopied the papers and said he feels guilty that he betrayed the trust of the pontiff he loves like a father. Paolo Gabriele took the stand Tuesday in a Vatican courtroom to defend himself against accusations of his role in one of the most damaging scandals of Benedict's pontificate. Prosecutors say he stole the pope's letters and documents alleging power struggles and corruption inside the Vatican and leaked them to a journalist.
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April 9, 1987 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Tacony woman has been charged with theft after police said she defrauded a Willow Grove woman of $3,000 when she read the woman's tarot cards and said the woman and her son would die unless a spell on them was removed. Police said the victim, identified as Marsha Seigh, 37, had her cards read by the suspect, Lilly Thompson, 41, of the 7000 block of Frankford Avenue, on March 23. During the reading, investigators said, Thompson told Seigh that the cards indicated that the lives of the woman and her son were in great danger because of a spell that had been placed on them.
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October 18, 1987 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a case of one thing just leading to another. First, according to police, Steven Taylor of Wilmington, became involved in an argument with a female passenger in his car as he was driving south on I-95 about 12:15 a.m. Oct. 10. Then, Taylor pulled over to the shoulder near the Bridge Street interchange and the woman got out of the car and started to walk along the highway, police said. While she was walking, two men in a truck pulled over and offered her a ride, an offer that she refused.
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August 25, 1991 | By Christine Bahls, Special to The Inquirer
In less than two weeks, the name of Joseph DelCampo became known to six communities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. On Aug. 1 in the late afternoon, borough police say, DelCampo, 21, of the 100 block of Sequoia Drive in Newtown Township, stole a business van belonging to D.J.S. Builders, which was parked outside the shop at 10 N. State St. in Newtown Borough. The van contained about $9,000 worth of tools, borough police said. The keys had been left in the van, police said. Then, on Aug. 13, DelCampo was spotted driving another business van, which had been reported stolen the day before from the Newtown Grant development.
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January 22, 2016
A Bucks County couple were sentenced to federal prison for stealing Social Security benefits intended for a relative who died in 1998, prosecutors said. Roger White, 58, and Audria White-Nunnally, 61, both of New Hope, pleaded guilty in October in federal court in Philadelphia to collecting $68,462 in retirement payments intended for a relative of White. The couple also tried to fool Social Security Administration employees during a visit into believing another elderly relative was the dead relative, prosecutors said.
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January 14, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
A Lansdale man has been charged with stabbing a 16-year-old boy and then identifying his identical twin as the perpetrator. Police responded Sunday afternoon to a house on East Main Street for a report of a stabbing. The victim was stabbed in the chest and airlifted to Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Lance Greenwood, 33, was in the house when police arrived, but the victim had not identified him as the attacker. Greenwood showed police the driver's license of his identical twin, Leonard.
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D EAR ABBY: Yesterday, when I picked my granddaughter "Michelle" up from school, she asked me to take her to get a pizza. I told her I had no money, and she responded that she had her own money. She then pulled $40 out of her pocket. Michelle is only 9 and has no job. When I asked where she got the money, she told me, "A little boy who's disabled gave it to me. " I didn't believe her story, and after I questioned her further, she confessed that she had taken the money from a boy who is not disabled.
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January 1, 2016
Police on Wednesday identified a 49-year-old man arrested in the thefts of propane tanks in Northeast Philadelphia earlier this month. Stephan Williams, of the 4500 block of Richmond Street in Bridesburg, was arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary, criminal trespass, and related offenses. Counterterrorism officials had been alarmed by the thefts, but police have since described Williams and a second suspect as collectors of scrap metal. The second man was still being sought. Investigators found some of the tanks and two suspect vehicles at a lot in the 2600 block of Wheatsheaf Lane.
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December 31, 2015
Police arrested a man Tuesday and were seeking a second in connection to the thefts of propane tanks in Northeast Philadelphia earlier this month. The men were not identified, though they were described as collectors of scrap metal. Counterterrorism officials had been alarmed by the thefts. Investigators found some of the tanks and two suspect vehicles at a lot in the 2600 block of Wheatsheaf Lane. Thieves took 34 propane tanks and welding equipment from three locations. - Robert Moran  
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December 27, 2015 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A Voorhees couple are accused of stealing $323,000 in audiovisual equipment from the Moorestown company where they worked. The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said Gustavo Gomez, 42, and Donna Gomez, 59, are facing charges that include theft by deception, computer criminal activity, and conspiracy to commit theft by deception. The husband and wife are accused of stealing valuable equipment over an eight-year period and selling it through an online auction site. The extent of the thefts was "staggering," Starlite Productions founder Dean Danowitz told the Camden Courier-Post.
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December 25, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for the men who stole 43 propane tanks from industrial yards in Northeast Philadelphia over the last two weeks. The men have targeted two sites in the area since Dec. 17 - a construction yard on the 4700 block of Pennypack Street and another business on the 2300 block of Church Street, said Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum said his unit had alerted the department's Homeland Security unit about the incidents, given the number of tanks taken and the capacity of some, "out of an abundance of caution.
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December 23, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
A trio of former top officials from the Colwyn Borough fire company were charged Monday with theft and conspiracy after a 10-month investigation revealed that they stole more than $52,000 from their own organization. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced felony charges against Gary Brice, 49, Station 92's former chief; Betty Cellini, 50, Brice's girlfriend and the company's former president; and Cellini's daughter, Lauren, 26, the company's former treasurer. On Monday afternoon, Brice was in custody after failing to post $50,000 bail.
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November 26, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
In October, Gloucester Township police arrested a man for stealing cigarettes and a phone charger, which the man planned to sell to get cash for heroin, police said. The man, 31, had a long criminal history: Seven prior arrests for theft, as well as drug-related and domestic violence arrests, police said. But instead of just charging the man last month, a detective told him about addiction treatment resources. After initially disregarding them, the man took up the offer to review the options.
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