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By Andrea F. Siegel and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 10, 2010
Annapolis police have charged a West River man with stealing cash from the tip jar at a downtown coffee shop. An employee at the Starbucks Cafe by City Dock told police that a man pulled money from the jar around 2 p.m. Tuesday and ran toward Prince George Street, police said. People nearby told police they saw a man in a black jacket running through the neighborhood and jumping fences. Earlier Tuesday, police said, a man whose car was towed from a single-car accident told officers he would walk to the downtown Starbucks.
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By Colin Campbell and Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
A pair of people drunkenly stole an empty Anne Arundel County school bus, crashed it twice, smashed out the windows and tried to torch it before ditching it in the woods in Davidsonville Tuesday morning, police said. The motive? Travis Edward Champagne and Nicole Jo-Ann Adams, charged in the incident, were "looking for change to purchase cigarettes," police said. During a search, the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Aviation Unit spotted the bus badly damaged under power lines near Governor's Bridge and Strawberry Run roads just before 9 a.m., police said.
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December 16, 2009
A 36-year-old Maryland Transit Administration employee pleaded guilty in Baltimore federal court to stealing $400,000 in bus fare. According to his plea agreement, David Mark Pattawi, who earned $60,174 a year working as a night repairman, used an electronic key to open fare boxes that hadn't been emptied during the day from January 2007 through March 2008. He will be sentenced Feb. 22. - Tricia Bishop
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By David Horsey | September 9, 2014
With my job as a cartoonist and columnist for one the nation's biggest newspapers comes a modicum of minor celebrity, but I can't imagine a big market for naked pictures of myself. This is not the case for true celebrities, such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, who, along with as many as 100 others, had private nude photos of themselves stolen from Apple's iCloud storage system and posted for public perusal online. Whether the hackers who did this were out to make money or simply to prove their technological prowess, they caught the attention of the FBI, which is now investigating.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2010
A Baltimore City police detective pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing $10,000 in confidential-informant funds while assigned to a federal drug task force, lying to colleagues and stealing a broken diamond watch during a raid, according to federal prosecutors. Mark J. Lunsford, 40, of Sykesville used an informant's name on drug cases in which he was not involved, then recommended that he be paid bonuses for any arrests and convictions, according to his guilty plea announced by the Maryland U.S. Attorney's office.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins | jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | January 28, 2010
The former president of an Ellicott City mortgage company pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $100,000, money he took from a homeowner immediately after helping her with a cash-out refinancing. David Yong Park, 43, was sentenced to five years in jail with all but 18 months suspended, the Maryland Attorney General's office said. Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge John J. Nagle III also ordered him to repay the victim's $116,556. In 2007, when Park was working for Big Lending Inc. and was president of Capital City Financial Group Inc., both in Ellicott City, he helped a homeowner refinance with a larger mortgage in order to turn her home equity into cash.
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August 5, 2008
A former U.S. State Department employee who worked in Germany was sentenced in U.S. District Court yesterday to three months in prison for stealing nearly $30,000 in visa application fees, according to federal prosecutors in Maryland. Matthew Charles Victor of Columbia, 45, paid the government $29,500 in restitution at his hearing yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Prosecutors said he had worked as a counselor officer in the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, and that from the spring of 2005 to the summer of 2006 he pocketed the $500 visa fees "for his own personal use."
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | February 18, 2009
For three years after he died, Frederick A. Kessler Jr. continued to pay his bills. His mortgage was caught up, his utilities covered and his taxes dutifully paid. His mail, too, was regularly collected. It turns out that was the problem. Yesterday, a 45-year-old Baltimore man pleaded guilty to stealing Kessler's identity, in part by stealing his mail. David Anthony Johnson faces 30 years in federal prison and a fine of $1 million, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. The government did not name Kessler in court documents; The Baltimore Sun identified him through public records.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 11, 1997
A former Lusby man pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing more than $250,000 in a credit-card scheme, with much of the money going toward his gambling problem, the Maryland attorney general's office reported.David E. Williams, 32, admitted in Calvert County Circuit Court in Prince Frederick that he ran up bills on at least 27 credit cards from 15 different banks, the attorney general's office said.To avoid paying the bills, Williams reported that the charges were unauthorized.He will be sentenced Jan. 6.Pub Date: 11/11/97
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May 20, 1996
An Anne Arundel County man was arrested last week and charged with stealing $210 in quarters from laundry machines at a Mount Airy apartment building.The locks to coin boxes on washers and dryers at Mount Airy Apartments in the 200 block of Watersville Road were picked, state police said.Mark Moore, 25, of Carroll Road in Pasadena was being held Friday at the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 bond, police said.Pub Date: 5/20/96
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
The shooting of a 36-year-old man in Brooklyn last week occurred during an attempted robbery of a puppy, according to police, who have charged a suspect. The shooting occurred Sept. 3 at noon in the 800 block of E. Patapsco Ave. Police said at the time that the victim was walking when someone tried to rob him.  Now police say that the gunman had tried to steal the victim's puppy. "The victim did not relinquish the puppy, and the robber shot the victim in the face," Maj. Ian Dombroski told residents in an email sent out by the Southern District Police Community Relations Council.  Police spokesman Det. Ruganzu Howard confirmed that police arrested and charged a suspect, 22-year-old Frederick Catchings, in connection with the shooting.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
In the casino industry, they are known as "whales. " At Maryland Live, they are plied with personal parties, guaranteed seating at concerts, free tickets to sporting events and even quarterly car detailing. Helena Wong, a former VIP host at the Hanover casino, specialized in catering to those high rollers. So when her former employer suspected she had copied a list of its 1,000 best customers before taking at job a dozen miles away at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Maryland Live sued.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
A Dundalk man has been charged with stealing and scrapping the historic wrought-iron gates at Battle Acre Monument Park that were reported missing in June, Baltimore County Police said. Detectives have charged George Elias Sotirakis, 34, in the theft, after detectives said he was spotted on surveillance video, and identified through information from local scrap yards. As for the gates, "unfortunately the gates are gone forever," police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said. The 100-year-old spiked gates had long adorned the park's North Point Road entrance, and were placed during a previous improvements to the park in 1914.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A week before Maryland's primary elections, prosecutors in Texas are seeking to extradite a Baltimore candidate for state Senate on a felony charge of theft. Will J. Hanna, 43, who is challenging Sen. Lisa Gladden in the Democratic primary for the 41st Senate District, is accused of stealing a car six years ago from an attorney in Guadalupe County, Texas. Hanna is also accused of writing $19,000 in bad checks in neighboring Bexar County, prosecutors there said. Those are misdemeanor charges.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
A grandson of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Samuel Eliot Morison has been charged with stealing nearly three boxes of documents that his grandfather used to write a 15-volume history of World War II commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Authorities found some of the documents when they raided the Crofton home of Samuel L. Morison in May, according to federal charges unsealed Tuesday. Others had been put up for sale. They had been missing for more than a year. Morison, 69, appeared briefly in court following his arrest Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
In a bizarre game that featured two of baseball's best third basemen jawing at each other, the league's top slugger attempting to steal home and a near-instant walkoff review, the Oakland Athletics outlasted the Orioles, 4-3, in 11 innings Friday night, courtesy of something Orioles fans almost never witness. The Orioles lost after another fielding miscue by Gold Glove shortstop J.J. Hardy, who was a day removed from a career-worst three-error game Thursday night in Texas. “It's hard to look at all that [other]
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By Yvonne Wenger and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
About 50 youngsters poured into Druid Hill Park and stole four dozen bicycles Monday evening that city workers had put out for a popular bike-sharing program, authorities said. City officials said Friday that the Ride Around the Reservoir program is suspended indefinitely while they hope for the return of the bikes, which the Recreation and Parks Department will accept with no questions asked. Chris Merriam, director of Bikemore, a group that works to promote bicycling in Baltimore, said the thefts were "incredibly shocking" and a big setback for the program.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 22, 2014
A Pennsylvania man will spend seven years in prison for stealing tons of steel materials from a Bel Air construction site over a period of several months during 2011, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said. John Michael Schene, 49, of York, was sentenced Tuesday in Harford County Circuit Court and will serve his prison term in the Maryland Division of Corrections, State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly said in a news release. According to the release, Schene confessed to entering the yard of Lee Foundation Company's job site at a sewage pumping station in Bel Air on at least eight to 10 occasions and stealing approximately 25,000 pounds of steel concrete reinforcing bars, steel concrete form parts and various pieces of miscellaneous steel slated for use in building a foundation for the pumping station.
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