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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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August 13, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
The former athletic director of the Coatesville Area School District was sentenced Thursday to at least two months in prison for stealing $15,000 from the financially struggling school system. James Donato, who resigned three years ago after school officials discovered racist and sexist text messages about students and staff sent between him and the former superintendent, pleaded guilty to felony theft and conflict of interest charges on June 20. He had been facing 139 misdemeanor and felony charges.
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August 12, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Bogus insurance. Fraudulent registrations. Stolen cars disguised and resold to unsuspecting customers. Those were some of the tactics prosecutors say were used by dozens of people and three corporations in what they described as an auto-theft and insurance-fraud ring that operated in Philadelphia for years. "This was a massive criminal enterprise," District Attorney Seth Williams said Wednesday as he announced charges against 32 people. Assistant District Attorney Linda Montag, who oversaw the investigation, described the ring as "a detailed, intricate criminal organization with many moving parts," allowing coconspirators to generate tens of thousands of dollars in profits.
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July 24, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
AUTHORITIES SAY a woman has been arrested in a months-long series of thefts in which more than $3,000 worth of bagged coffee was taken from Wawa stores around the region. Rebecca Julian, 48, of Wilmington, admitted stealing the coffee and making fraudulent returns in an interview with detectives Friday, West Goshen Township police said. Police had released surveillance images of the theft suspect this week, saying she would steal bags of coffee from one Wawa, then take them to another location and return them for cash.
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July 20, 2016
Two teenagers who allegedly were stealing vehicles from a Burlington Township car dealer and three others found nearby were arrested early Monday, authorities said. The incident happened around 1:20 a.m. at the Dodge City dealership at 4395 Route 130 South. Police said Xavier Carter, 18, of Beverly, was caught in the building's parking lot driving a white Jeep Grand Cherokee. Officers soon located another suspect, a 13-year-old, driving a Dodge Charger that was also stolen from the dealership, police said.
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July 20, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia college student Jimmy Mulholland, who bicycled across the country last year, received many offers of help after his bike was recently stolen at 30th Street Station. Readers, touched by his misfortune, were quick to offer aid after reading a story on Philly.com about his plight last week. A Philadelphia lawyer provided tips on how Mulholland could possibly find his stolen bike: Call local bike shops in case the thief or someone else brings it there. Check out the Philadelphia Stolen Bikes group on Facebook.
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July 15, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A Drexel University police officer has been charged with theft and related offenses after allegedly pocketing $500 and two knives from a student this year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. When a supervisor confronted Officer Che Brown about the theft, Brown, 37, allegedly said, "My bad, this is all on me," according to prosecutors. On Jan. 14, Drexel police searched a student's room at a residence hall on campus for marijuana and confiscated two knives, a bag of white powder, $500, rolling papers, and marijuana, a news release said.
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July 2, 2016 | By David O'Reilly and Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITERS
The weary farmboy who once graced the cover of the Saturday Evening Post might sleep forever, but not the FBI. On Thursday - 40 years since Norman Rockwell's painting Taking a Break was stolen from a Cherry Hill home - the bureau's Art Crime Team issued a new appeal for any information related to the theft. It was one of several items taken during a June 30, 1976, break-in at the home of Robert and Teresa Grant, according to the FBI. The bureau and the Cherry Hill Police Department say they are still seeking leads, Also known as Lazybones , the 25-by-28-inch oil was featured on the cover of the Sept.
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June 29, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested in Bucks County on Friday after allegedly stealing $38 from a handyman he had hired, according to police. Michael Winkler, 36, a 16-year member of the force assigned to the 15th District, has been suspended with the intent to dismiss after being charged with robbery, theft, and related counts, police said. Winkler is accused of meeting Nathaniel Carter and Darrell Johnson on May 5 at a property on the 700 block of Newportville Road in Bristol Township, according to the criminal complaint.
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June 22, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
The former athletic director in the Coatesville Area School District, accused of taking money from sporting events and spending it on gambling debts and luxury vehicles, pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts. James Donato, 51, at the center of a 2013 scandal involving racist and sexist text messages, had been charged with 139 misdemeanors and felonies in the theft scheme. He entered pleas to theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and conflict of interest. His lawyer, Daniel Bush, said Donato "expressed to me that he apologizes to the people of the Coatesville Area School District.
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