theft http://wwno.org en Have You Seen This Purloined Pig? http://wwno.org/post/have-you-seen-purloined-pig <p>The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a stolen pig statue, snatched from in front of a business in the 3400 block of Esplanade Ave. on the morning of May 1.</p><p>The statue is a pig dressed in a chef's outfit, holding a sign that reads "EAT MORE CRAWFISH".</p><p>Police spokesman Frank Robertson says the statue is valued at $6700, and was taken from a business that had a themed marquee. He says the police don't have any leads at this time, "But hopefully we will after we air this."</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 19:38:24 +0000 Jason Saul 35884 at http://wwno.org State Dept. of Health and Hospitals Says Employee Misused $800K http://wwno.org/post/state-dept-health-and-hospitals-says-employee-misused-800k <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State health officials say more than $800,000 in public money allegedly has been misappropriated by a Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals employee.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 16:21:39 +0000 The Associated Press 30408 at http://wwno.org Pickpocket Snagged Seven Super Bowl Tickets http://wwno.org/post/pickpocket-snagged-seven-super-bowl-tickets <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Orleans police say a man carrying his family's Super Bowl tickets in his rear pants pocket lost them to a pickpocket as he left Harrah's Casino.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Investigators say a man in a jogging suit and dark knit cap followed the family as it left the casino near the French Quarter just before 11 p.m. on Saturday.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:37:07 +0000 The Associated Press 28587 at http://wwno.org Man Sentenced In Theft From Coast Guard http://wwno.org/post/man-sentenced-theft-coast-guard <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A 48-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after admitting he stole $127,600 in high-tech equipment from the U.S. Coast Guard and sold it to people in the United States, Sweden and Colombia.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26923 at http://wwno.org Housekeeper Accused of Stealing from Clients http://wwno.org/post/housekeeper-accused-stealing-clients <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a housekeeper for allegedly stealing from the Metairie homes she was hired to clean.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/YTsjBw" target="_blank">The Times-Picayune reports</a>&nbsp;32-year-old Kelley Jaye, of Metairie, was booked Wednesday with three counts of theft.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:50:10 +0000 The Associated Press 25917 at http://wwno.org 416 LSU Patients Notified of Possible ID Theft http://wwno.org/post/416-lsu-patients-notified-possible-id-theft <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The LSU hospital system has notified 416 patients that their checking account numbers and other personal information has been stolen and may have been used to make counterfeit checks.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Spokesman Marvin McGraw says the information was found in the home of a former employee arrested in November.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:39:40 +0000 The Associated Press 25820 at http://wwno.org Police: Men Use Tow Truck to Steal Cars From Homes http://wwno.org/post/police-men-use-tow-truck-steal-cars-homes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A New Orleans resident has helped police catch two men suspected of using a tow truck to steal cars from homes.</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:21:05 +0000 The Associated Press 25118 at http://wwno.org Man arrested in theft of used cooking oil http://wwno.org/post/man-arrested-theft-used-cooking-oil <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A 51-year-old man has been was arrested in the theft of used cooking oil from a fried chicken restaurant in Farmerville, La.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:17:05 +0000 The Associated Press 21111 at http://wwno.org La. man gets prison for $1.2M food stamp theft http://wwno.org/post/la-man-gets-prison-12m-food-stamp-theft <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Lake Charles man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for stealing more than $1 million in food stamp benefits.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:23:41 +0000 The Associated Press 19889 at http://wwno.org Man arrested in theft of neighbor's cockatoo http://wwno.org/post/man-arrested-theft-neighbors-cockatoo <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">SHREVEPORT &mdash; A 33-year-old Shreveport man was arrested in the theft of his neighbor&#39;s cockatoo, which later showed up for sale on Craig&#39;s List.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Sunny, a white cockatoo, was left in a cage on its owner&#39;s patio on July 15. When the owner returned home two hours later, the $1,500 bird was missing.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:49:18 +0000 The Associated Press 16857 at http://wwno.org