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Couple accused of scamming Irene victim in NC

Posted September 30, 2011

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— A New York couple has been arrested on charges that they stole from a Washington woman trying to recover from Hurricane Irene, police said Friday.

The woman told police Tuesday that the couple offered to help repair her storm-damaged home, and she later found that cash and other items were stolen from her room, police said.

Investigators determined that the couple was traveling under phony names and alerted police in Albany, N.Y., where the couple was arrested after getting off a bus, police said. Several stolen items were recovered.

Stephanie Webb Callahan, 30, and Anthony S. Callahan, 33, both of Messena, N.Y., were charged with felony larceny and were awaiting extradition to North Carolina, police said. Additional charges are expected.

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  • CANIAC2012 Sep 30, 2011

    WHAT A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS, AND A TERRIBLE THING TO DO BY SOME QUESTIONABLE PEOPLE. MY HEART IS WITH THE VICTIMS.

  • Love my boys Sep 30, 2011

    Haven't people on the coast been through enough without having to worry about low lifes like this?

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 30, 2011

    Additional charges, well if they carried the stolen loot across state line, I'm think Federal charges....

  • DivaD Sep 30, 2011

    Wow, what people do for money...so glad they were caught!

  • outdoor592000 Sep 30, 2011

    Glad they were caught. That is about as low as it gets!

  • farpost12 Sep 30, 2011

    Here's the happy couple...
    http://beaufortcountynow.com/post/2043/couple-arrested-in-new-york-on-charges-placed-in-washington.html

  • farpost12 Sep 30, 2011

    This just solidifies my stand against yankees. Good grief!

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 30, 2011

    Picture posted and sent out national... Because ya know that'll be worse punishment they'll get in NC.

  • mac240 Sep 30, 2011

    It amazes me the amount effort people forth to rip someone off instead of using that energy doing an honest days work.

  • Legally Here Sep 30, 2011

    happy ending!