Cleaner pillages over $50,000 in booty
November 23, 2009
ST. PAUL, MN — A cleaner formally employed with The Cleaning Authority is accused of pillaging roughly $50,000 worth of goods from homes he was hired to clean, according to KSTP-TV.
Cortez Thomas allegedly stole rings, necklaces and other valuables from homes in Dakota and Scott counties between May 2008 and March 2009, the story stated.
Thomas was charged with three counts of felony theft and a warrant is out for his arrest, the story noted.
Dakota County District Attorney James Backstrom said: "There were over 150 items taken to various pawn shops across the Twin Cities. We''re talking rings. We''re talking watches. We''re talking necklaces. We''re talking iPods."
According to the story, police are considering The Cleaning Authority a victim in this matter.
Police have recovered about half of the stolen goods, the story added.
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