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Second woman charged with robbing 89-year-old

Posted February 12, 2009

— Moore County authorities on Thursday charged a second woman with stealing from an 89-year-old Aberdeen man.

Vanessa Cummings Mather, 43, of 141 Edwards Road, was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted common law robbery and assault on the handicapped. She was being held Thursday in the Moore County Jail under a $30,000 bond.

An Aberdeen woman told deputies last week that she saw two women inside her uncle's home and found them searching through his pockets when she entered.

Hannah Lee Howell, 41, was arrested Monday on the same charges.


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  • temp258 Feb 12, 2009

    That’s absolutely despicable. The sad part about this is that they will probably just get a slap on the wrist. I personally vote for hard labor!

  • tsquaring Feb 12, 2009

    how low can they go...

  • TStills Feb 12, 2009


  • sophiemom Feb 12, 2009

    Erickezman, I think you are right. Meth leaves a big footprint on one's face. And stealing from ANYONE, not just babies or the elderly, is awful.

  • alx Feb 12, 2009

    No excuse for being sorry.

  • Adelinthe Feb 12, 2009

    Only the scum of the earth hurt children, the elderly, the disabled or animals.

    Praying for the elderly woman.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • lemonlake1958 Feb 12, 2009

    Shame on whoever harms babies or the elderly!!!!

  • erickezman Feb 12, 2009

    Meth is killing these ladies. Look at them they clearly are on Meth.

  • garnertoy Feb 12, 2009

    she needs to be sentenced to hard labor