KEARNEY, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities allege that a U.S. postal carrier acted as a lookout while her accomplices stole antiques that the homeowner collected while serving overseas in World War II.
Postal worker Pamela McKown was charged in Clay County with second-degree burglary and theft. Also charged were 51-year-old Rickey Sloan and 37-year-old Cristen Fisher.
Clay County Sheriff Bob Boydston says 55-year-old McKown is accused of alerting her accomplices in October when the 92-year-old victim was away from his rural home near Kearney. The stolen items are worth more than $25,000.
No attorney is listed for the three Excelsior Springs suspects in online court records. Bond was set at $15,000 each.
The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/vxk2dg) reported that investigators are trying to determine if the group was responsible for other burglaries in the area.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com