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Gerald Taddeo pleads not guilty to larceny, breaking and entering
Police in Chelmsford say they just had to follow the footprints to find a break-in suspect.
The Lowell Sun reports that Gerald Taddeo, 20, of Chelmsford, has pleaded not guilty to larceny over $250 and breaking and entering a building during the daytime. Police say he broke into a next-door neighbor’s home on Biscayne Drive on March 28 and stole $1,100 from a dresser and a safe containing guns and ammunition, according to The Sun.
A witness out running told police that she saw someone walking out of the victim’s backyard and toward Taddeo’s house, The Sun stated.
When police investigated, they just had to follow the size 12 1/2 boot prints.
“The footprints went from Taddeo’s backyard to the back door of the (victim’s) house,” police wrote, according to The Sun.
Police told The Sun that they found the stolen firearms in Taddeo’s house. A friend also told police that Taddeo asked him to keep a lookout in exchange for cigarettes and a tank of gas.
Brockton couple accused of stealing from Sharon man, disabled daughter
BROCKTON, Mass. — A Brockton couple was indicted Monday in connection with scamming an elderly man and his disabled daughter out of thousands of dollars.
Prisca Halaby, 35, and her husband Dominique Halaby, 45, were arrested Friday. They were accused of stealing money from the Sharon victims during a five-year span, according to District Attorney Michael Morrissey.
“Some of the conduct alleged in the indictments dates back to 2009,” District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said.
The victims, a 92-year-old man and his 62-year-old daughter, were scammed out of more than $130,000, prosecutors said.
Authorities allege Prisca Halaby opened a Bank of America account in the disabled woman’s name, forging her signature. Officials say she then funneled thousands of dollars into that account from a Fidelity investment account established for the father and daughter.
Prosecutors said the Halabys took trips to their native Haiti, and on one occasion, prosecutors contend they allegedly forged a check for $2,000 for a wheelchair that was never purchased.
Credit cards were allegedly opened and numerous checks allegedly forged.
Prisca Halaby was charged with five counts of larceny of property valued at over $250 by single scheme, from a person over the age of 60 or disabled; two counts of credit card fraud and three counts of identity fraud.
Christopher Pelletier returned money next day, police say
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Police say a worker at a North Attleborough Wal-Mart store stole more than $2,000 from a cash register, but then put it back the next day.
Christopher Pelletier, of Cumberland, R.I., pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Attleboro District Court to larceny of property worth more than $250.
Police say the 23-year-old Pelletier was arrested at the store Tuesday after an investigation by store security, who reported the alleged theft to police.
The Sun Chronicle reports that police say Pelletier was seen on store surveillance video Monday stuffing cash from the register into his shirt pockets.
He put the money back in the register when he returned to work Tuesday.
He was freed on personal recognizance. He could not be reached.