PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh woman will spend 9 to 18 months in jail for stealing collectable stamps from the dealer she used to work for and selling some of them on eBay.
Forty-year-old Colleen Carroll-Dean was sentenced after pleading guilty to theft and receiving stolen property on Tuesday before an Allegheny County judge.READ MORE: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Announces New Vaccine Lottery Incentives For Ohioans Between 12 And 25-Years-Old
Investigators say Carroll-Dean worked for Creative Products International, which sold the stamps and other items, but went into business by selling some of the stamps on eBay. Prosecutors say police found dozens of pages of colorful and valuable stamps in her home in December.
Police say the stolen Bhutanese stamps were worth at least $266,000 and perhaps more than $1 million because some were especially rare.READ MORE: Emergency Community Meeting Held To Create Plan To Stop Gun Violence In Pittsburgh Area
She must also repay more than $160,000 and serve 10 years’ probation.Person Hit, Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Monroeville On Route 22
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