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Scranton PA Man Steals A Steel Drum Containing 300,000 Cents From Employer

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 Posted 09/09/2016  2:09 pm Show Profile   Check captainrich's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add captainrich to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

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A penny-wise heist ended more than 1,600 pounds-foolish.

Taylor police charged a Scott Twp. man with burglary this week for stealing a steel drum filled with $3,000 worth of pennies that belonged to his employer, according to a criminal complaint.

Robert E. Napolitan, 34, 99 Novitski Road, wheeled the steel drum, which weighed more than 1,600 pounds, on a hand truck across a dusty floor at Pyne Freight Lines Inc. on Union Street on Monday, Sgt. William Roche and Patrolman Eugene Mentz said in an affidavit. Tracks through the dust and a trail of pennies marked his path.


http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/po...es-1.2088651


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 Posted 09/09/2016  2:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, I had to laugh at this one. The image of him leaving a trail of cents.
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 Posted 09/09/2016  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parklane64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if they used a cent tracking dog?

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 Posted 09/09/2016  3:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Parklane64, I think you're right. It would only make cents to use a cent-tracking dog.

Wonder what they used to help it pick up the cent.


Ooooh, Parklane64, you've started something ....
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 Posted 09/09/2016  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Everyone, quit your day job and take this comedy gold on the road.
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 Posted 09/09/2016  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SelectCoinCanada to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As punishment he should be forced to roll them all and pay the owner back in bills.
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 Posted 09/09/2016  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great story. Must have been some hand truck to handle 1,600+ pounds. No wonder the tracks were so easy to follow!
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 Posted 09/09/2016  5:02 pm  Show Profile   Check captainrich's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add captainrich to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the owner may have set the guy up by telling him it was an unsearched barrel and purposely placing an Indian Head cent on the top.
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 Posted 09/09/2016  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, this was definitely not a hit and run...

This is one for that book "Crimes and
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 Posted 09/09/2016  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Well, this was definitely not a hit and run...


maybe penny larceny?
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 Posted 09/09/2016  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The article failed to mention what became of the coins, nor why there were so many in a barrel at his work.
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 Posted 09/10/2016  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good to know that the coppers bagged the copper thief ...
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 Posted 09/11/2016  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good one, ExoGuy.
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 Posted 09/11/2016  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK everybody, so what you bid for this drum if it was on eBay? Let's say $3K face.



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