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  • Lois Riess, grandmother accused of killing her husband, may also have killed a woman

    04/17/2018 11:59:25 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 29 replies
    CNN,MSN ^ | 4/17/2018 | Susannah Cullinane
    A nationwide manhunt is underway for a grandmother known as "Losing Streak Lois" to authorities, who believe she killed her husband last month in Minnesota, then killed a woman in Florida, likely in a bid to steal her identity. Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, was last seen Sunday, about 50 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas, heading south on Highway 77, Deputy US Marshal John Kinsey told CNN. She is known to have a gambling addiction and often frequents casinos, which accounts for her nickname among local police, according to the US Marshals Service. Riess allegedly killed her husband...
  • Ex-bookkeeper gets 2 years in prison for stealing $400K from Georgia church

    04/09/2018 8:14:12 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04/09/2018 | Lauren Foreman
    A former bookkeeper was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing about $420,000 from a Peachtree City church, according to the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. . . . “We hope that today’s federal prison sentence will bring some solace to the church and its members, and deter others who might consider stealing from vulnerable victims like churches and charitable organizations,”
  • Caretakers arrested, accused of stealing over $1 million from elderly woman

    04/09/2018 1:16:30 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Palm Beach Post via WPXI ^ | April 9, 2018 | Chelsea Todaro
    Facebook BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Two women working as caretakers were arrested over the weekend, accused of stealing more than $1 million from an elderly woman in Fort Lauderdale after she died, police said. Angella Morrison, 54, and AnnaKay Johnson, 29, each face changes of grand theft, exploitation of an elderly victim, and dealing in stolen property, WPLG-TV reported. Detectives said Morrison and Johnson wiped out the woman’s bank accounts after she died in March 2016 by making withdrawals that totaled more than $1 million, according to WPLG. Police said that Morrison and Johnson gained the victim’s trust while working...
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman steals waiter's tip at Memphis restaurant

    03/22/2018 1:07:40 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Facebook post is going viral in Memphis, but the people featured in it likely wish it wasn’t. The post, which has been shared more than 339,000 times, reads as follows: I don’t understand how can someone do this. Poor waiter was just doing their job and to have someone take it without reason. She left $20 tip to only have someone else take it. It features two videos. In the first video, you see two women getting ready to leave Casa Mexicana on Hacks Cross. One of them places money on the table – a tip...
  • Obscure law allowed Alabama sheriff to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds [tr]

    03/16/2018 8:07:09 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    A P ^ | March 16, 2018
    Full Title: Obscure pre-WWII law allowed Alabama sheriff Todd Entrekin to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds GADSDEN, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told The Birmingham News he follows a state law passed before World War II that allows sheriffs to keep “excess” inmate-feeding funds for themselves. Entrekin reported on state ethics forms that he made “more than $250,000” each of the past three years through the funds. The sheriff’s annual salary is more than $93,000. He...
  • Aichi tomato grower arrested for allegedly stealing cabbages, currently priced at a premium

    03/01/2018 6:55:27 AM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    Japan Times ^ | March 1, 2018 | Kyodo
    Police arrested a tomato grower in Aichi Prefecture on Thursday on suspicion of stealing about 160 Chinese cabbages from a nearby field, as the price of the leafy vegetable has remained high in the country since late last year. Ikuo Shiono, 40, is suspected of taking Chinese cabbages worth Ą80,000 ($750) on Jan. 29 and 30 from a field in the city of Toyohashi. According to the police Shiono has admitted to the allegation, saying he thought he could sell the produce at a high price. He also said he was involved in three other Chinese cabbage thefts in the...
  • Life, Liberty and Levin on FOX

    02/25/2018 7:08:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    FOX TV | 2 Feb 2018 | Mark Levin, Walter Williams
    Wow, great show with Walter E. Williams. The left votes for theft from workers that would be crimes if not committed by ,gov.
  • $20 trillion Bitcoin grab in cryptocurrency exchange glitch(Japan)

    02/21/2018 12:41:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    ASAHI SHIMBUN ^ | 2-21-18 | ASAHI SHIMBUN
    A system glitch at a cryptocurrency exchange site run by an Osaka-based firm enabled users to obtain digital money for free, with one apparently “purchasing” Bitcoin valued at 2,200 trillion yen ($20 trillion) and then attempting to cash in on it. Tech Bureau Corp., a registered cryptocurrency exchange operator, is now subject to a Financial Services Agency investigation into the safety of the system and other business practices. The company announced Feb. 20 that the incident on its Zaif exchange website occurred four days earlier, when seven users obtained quantities of cryptocurrencies. Tech Bureau later invalidated the transactions and corrected...
  • James Woods HAMMERS Bill Clinton: ‘You Looted Haiti Like a Peg-Legged Pirate’

    01/14/2018 12:57:27 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 80 replies
    GP ^ | January 13, 2018 | Cristina Lailaa
    James Woods upped the ante on Saturday. The patriotic actor is known for his razor sharp wit, delivering punishing rounds to liberals on Twitter. Woods out did himself in a ferocious tweetstorm utterly destroying former President Bill Clinton.[...] In the first of three punishing rounds to Bill Clinton, Woods tweeted, “The balls on this guy! You looted Haiti like a peg-legged pirate. You, your crooked wife, and your cheesy slush fund “foundation” worked in concert to turn it into the shithole it has become. #BagmanBill #ClintonFoundation #Haiti”
  • Dear Democrats, Ownership Isn’t Theft

    12/31/2017 12:05:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | December 20, 2017 | David French
    I’m starting to think that all too many Democrats believe that private citizens and private corporations don’t actually own their private income or their private property. Otherwise, how can we explain the Democratic insistence, repeated endlessly over the last 24 hours, that Republicans somehow are poised to execute a grand “heist” by cutting corporate and individual tax rates, granting an estimated 80.4 percent of taxpayers an average tax break of $2,140. The rhetoric was remarkable, and the hysterics weren’t confined to fringe figures on the left. Here’s House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi:
  • ‘Mapping The Swamp’ Report Shows It’s Even Bigger, Costlier Than You Think

    12/28/2017 6:52:44 AM PST · by harpu · 30 replies
    www.lifesett.com ^ | 12/27/17 | Mark Tapscott
    Paying federal workforce costs taxpayers $1.1M per minute, according to a pro-transparency group, Open The Books December 27, 2017 by Mark Tapscott James P. Cochrane earns $250,335 annually as chief marketing and sales officer for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), making him the highest paid public relations employee of the federal government. The USPS lost $5.1 billion in 2016. Right behind Cochrane is Stephen Katsanos, who pulls down $229,333 as a public affairs official for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). And the third highest-paid federal public relations employee is Titus Simmons, also of the FDIC, at $215,248, according to...
  • Texas Grandma Thwarts Christmas Jewelry Store Heist with Her Bare Hands

    12/26/2017 10:50:12 AM PST · by DFG · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/25/2017 | Bob Price
    A grandmother stopped a would-be Christmas week jewelry robbery by shoving the perpetrator out the door of the store. The suspect attempted to shove his way through as the employees entered to prepare the Galleria-area shop. Judy Memmel, a grandmother of five, and her fellow employees opened the security gate of Houston Jewelry and unlocked the door as they prepared for a busy Christmas shopping day on December 18, Click2Houston reported. As she started into the store, a man approached wearing a suit, dark glasses, and a watch cap. The video below shows how Memmel stopped the suspected armed robber...
  • Oklahoma Veteran Reunites With Stolen Dog

    12/25/2017 8:01:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | December 25, 2017 | Brent Skarky
    A military veteran has been reunited with his dog. Wednesday, Geoff Hoffman's home was broken into in Jones. It looks like thieves were about to take his TV but instead abducted his best friend, 3-year-old pit bull Bridget. Quickly, Hoffman and his friends jumped into action, posting signs and putting up posts on social media. The efforts paid off. At 6:30 Sunday morning, Hoffman's girlfriend found Bridget on a country road miles from her home. "Bridget didn’t move a whole lot but, as soon as she saw my girlfriend coming, she started waging her tail," Hoffman said. Bridget was taken...
  • Democrat Running For Congress Indicted In $803G Fraud, Embezzlement Case (Shaun Brown, Virginia)

    12/25/2017 9:55:53 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-25-2017 | Dom Calicchio
    A Democrat running for a U.S. House seat in Virginia has been indicted on charges of fraud, embezzlement and theft in connection with events that allegedly occurred in 2012. Shaun Brown, 58, appeared in a Norfolk courtroom last week and denied any wrongdoing, the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., reported. She said she intends to fight the charges and be exonerated, the report said. Brown is next scheduled to appear in court Jan. 12 and will plead not guilty, her attorney, James Ellenson, told the Daily Press. Prosecutors said Brown received about $803,000 via her nonprofit organization as a...
  • huma abedin took "muslim engagement" files out of state dept

    12/16/2017 6:20:41 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | December 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Clintons and their associates, whether it's Sandy Berger or Cheryl Mills, certainly have a gift for making paperwork disappear. Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton’s former National Security Adviser, stole classified documents about the terror failures of the Clinton administration, hid documents under a construction trailer, lied about taking them and destroyed some of them. Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond...
  • (NYC) City not liable for processing fake deed that allowed man to steal woman’s Queens home

    12/13/2017 2:09:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Andrew Keshner
    A man who swiped an elderly woman’s house with phony documents did time for the crime — but an appellate court is letting the city off the hook for processing the paperwork that let the ex-con make himself at home.   A Brooklyn appeals court has ruled that a judge was right to toss a lawsuit brought against the city by Jennifer Merin — whose Queens abode was filched by a criminal who filed a fraudulent deed.   Merin, 74, had sued the city for not catching the forgery when the paperwork was first filed, but lost on appeal when the court...
  • Beginning of the Islamization of Christmas? [tr]

    11/28/2017 3:53:58 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 21 replies
    CBN ^ | 11/29/2017 | cbn.com    
    <p>An elementary school in the city of Skien, Norway has announced its Christmas festivities this year will include not only the usual reading of verses from the Bible by students but also two verses from the Koran.</p>
  • California Police Investigate Surveillance Video After Looters Steal 1,800 Gallons of vodka

    11/25/2017 10:25:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/25 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Police in California are on the hunt for three potential suspects seen on surveillance video who may have made off with more than 1,800 gallons of vodka from a distillery on Sunday. The Los Angeles Police Department is reviewing surveillance footage showing three people creeping around the property of Fog Shots distillery weeks before the business was robbed. Art Gukasyan, the company’s CEO, told Fox News that nothing was taken the night of the video. But he said he "definitely believes" those people seen on it are involved in the robbery that occurred three weeks later.
  • Thieves Steal 1,800 Gallons Of Vodka From LA Distillery

    11/23/2017 9:22:55 AM PST · by zeestephen · 32 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 23 November 2017
    Investigators say the suspects sawed through deadbolts to get inside a storage room at the Fog Shots distillery. Company representative Art Gukasayan says the thieves made away with about 90 percent of the company's holiday inventory and that the take was worth about $278,000.
  • Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building

    11/13/2017 2:08:12 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 13, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building In New York City, the owner of a building gave graffiti artists permission to put graffiti on his building, with the understanding that the owner would eventually tear the building down.However, after the owner did tear the building down, the artists filed a lawsuit, and a jury actually agreed with the artists.A judge will be ruling on this in the future. But as it stands right now, the concept of private property has just been eroded by a huge amount.And this is a federal ruling, so it...