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USA Today: 5 craziest crimes of the week Ridgewood Scores Number One

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USA Today: 5 craziest crimes of the week Ridgewood Scores Number One 

Editors, NewserA most unusual municipal theft and a mailman with a criminally bad work ethic make this week’s list:

Jersey official steals $460K … in quarters: Last year, the public works inspector in Ridgewood, N.J., got caught stealing $500 in quarters from the room where the village dumped its parking-meter coins. To say that’s not the half of it doesn’t even come close. Turns out, Thomas Rica stole taken $460,000 over two years—in the simplest of ways.

Cops: Lazy mailman trashed 1K letters, packages: If you never got grandma’s Christmas card and happen to live on Long Island, this might explain things: A mail carrier threw more than a thousand pieces of mail into garbage bins along his Massapequa and Seaford route.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/21/newser-craziest-crimes/6685325/