September 21, 2012
In a setting right out of Hooville, the imaginary hamlet whose residents bore the brunt of the Grinch in Dr Seuss’s classic “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” comes the story of a modern day thief who stole food.
Freezers formerly stocked with meat are sitting empty this week at the... [More]
April 13, 2012
What do you think they are stealing in Zimbabwe these days? One of the most thefted items in African nations is … foreign aid. It does not seem to matter whether it is food, drink, medicine or books.
According to boston.com, Zimbabwe’s education ministry is investigating how school tex... [More]
January 4, 2012
Not even Charles Dickens could have imagined an act so Scrooge-like. It is especially so since it happened during the joyous season celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior!
A brazen thief or thieves stole as much as $25,000 in cash and checks Christmas Day from a church here, jolting a congreg... [More]
December 30, 2011
It always gets in my craw when people steal from charities, especially this time of year. Here is a sad story of a man who enjoyed the local library and wanted them to benefit when he passed away earlier this year.
After Henry Merrifield died of a heart attack last February, his family asked that m... [More]
December 21, 2011
We all see the bell ringers out in front of the grocery store this time of year. The Salvation Army holds its annual giving drive with a bell ringer and a red kettle. Most of us at one time or another have dropped in a few coins or maybe even a bill or two. But to steal from the red kettle would be ... [More]
December 19, 2011
Stealing from charities is especially wrong. Bernie Madoff stole from everyone including charities. Now out of the lovely state of New York comes another story about theft from a charitable organization.
Fifty-five gang members and others have been busted for running a $2 million identity theft rin... [More]
November 28, 2011
If you are a regular reader you know that I have been vociferous in my distaste for people out to make a buck by stealing or other nefarious reasons. Stealing from the elderly, charities or other causes may be marginally worse than the outright theft of others, but all of it just makes society a lit... [More]