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Police: handyman distracted resident to steal

Police: handyman distracted resident to steal

by Diana Zoga

KMOV.com

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Collinsville Police say a 22-year-old man is accused of stealing from an elderly woman, while in her home.  Matthew Merrifield is charged with theft under $500.

Police say Merrifield was at the home, asking to perform handyman work for pay.  Merrifield allegedly asked the resident to use the bathroom. At some point, police say Merrifield took cash from the woman.

Police say they took a report on Friday, January 6th from the home on Bell Street in Collinsville.

 

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