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Woman charged with stealing coupon inserts!

Posted March 9, 2012 4:01 p.m. EST



A woman in Pa. has been caught and charged with theft for stealing whole coupon inserts from a newspaper storage facility before they even had a chance to insert them into the papers!

The 58-year-old woman was apparently taking the papers from an unlocked storage unit that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette used to store coupon inserts before they were inserted into the newspapers. Over the course of a year, she allegedly took $2700 worth of inserts!  Strangely, though, the storage unit did not have a lock on it. Click HERE for more information on this bizarre story.

Thanks to The Consumerist for finding this one. If these folks keep this up, coupon distribution will continue to change dramatically.  We have already seen more and more good coupons appearing as printables and not issued through the Sunday newspaper inserts. I predict that will continue and we will see more digital coupons loaded directly to store cards or show and save digital coupons on the smart phone.