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A Florida woman and her boyfriend were arrested last week for scamming an 82-year-old veteran out of his life savings to fuel their drug habit after the man told a crisis line he wanted to kill himself over his empty bank account, authorities said.

Jessica Henry, 31, and Gregory Dushan, 28, coerced more than $50,000, along with property, from the U.S. Coast Guard veteran, DeLand police said in a news release. The couple allegedly spent more than $500 of the money on drugs daily.

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The 82-year-old victim called the Veterans Crisis Center and told the agency that his bank account had a negative balance and he felt the only solution was to end his life, the release said. The center immediately called police.

Henry and Dushan allegedly spent $500 per day of the stolen money on drugs.

Henry and Dushan allegedly spent $500 per day of the stolen money on drugs. (DeLand Police Department)

The victim, who hasn’t been identified, told officers that he first met Henry about three years ago. He started giving the woman money after she claimed she wasn’t able to feed her children and didn’t have transportation to take them to school, the release said.

Henry contacted the victim again six months ago, claiming she needed $350 a day to pay for urine tests as part of her probation for a recent arrest, WKMG-TV reported, citing an arrest report. Dushan, pretending to be Henry’s probation officer, also called the victim daily to demand between $150 and $1,000.

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Dushan threated to seize the victim’s car and throw him in jail if the demands weren’t met, police said. The veteran eventually gave his car to Dushan. Police said they have since recovered the vehicle.

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Henry and Dushan were charged with exploiting an elderly person between amounts of $20,000 and $100,000. Dushan was separately charged with impersonating a correction/probation officer. The couple could face more charges, police said.

A DeLand police spokesman told WKMG that the department is looking into ways to help the 82-year-old, who has been unable to pay his rent because of the incident.

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A Florida woman and her boyfriend were arrested last week for scamming an 82-year-old veteran out of his life savings to fuel their drug habit after the man told a crisis line he wanted to kill himself over his empty bank account, authorities said.

Jessica Henry, 31, and Gregory Dushan, 28, coerced more than $50,000, along with property, from the U.S. Coast Guard veteran, DeLand police said in a news release. The couple allegedly spent more than $500 of the money on drugs daily.

MILITARY VET INJURED BY SURVEYOR’S TRIPOD THROWN FROM CALIFORNIA OVERPASS

The 82-year-old victim called the Veterans Crisis Center and told the agency that his bank account had a negative balance and he felt the only solution was to end his life, the release said. The center immediately called police.

Henry and Dushan allegedly spent $500 per day of the stolen money on drugs.

Henry and Dushan allegedly spent $500 per day of the stolen money on drugs. (DeLand Police Department)

The victim, who hasn’t been identified, told officers that he first met Henry about three years ago. He started giving the woman money after she claimed she wasn’t able to feed her children and didn’t have transportation to take them to school, the release said.

Henry contacted the victim again six months ago, claiming she needed $350 a day to pay for urine tests as part of her probation for a recent arrest, WKMG-TV reported, citing an arrest report. Dushan, pretending to be Henry’s probation officer, also called the victim daily to demand between $150 and $1,000.

FLORIDA MAN ACCUSED OF FATALLY STABBING PUBLIC TRANSIT BUS OPERATOR IN THE THROAT

Dushan threated to seize the victim’s car and throw him in jail if the demands weren’t met, police said. The veteran eventually gave his car to Dushan. Police said they have since recovered the vehicle.

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Henry and Dushan were charged with exploiting an elderly person between amounts of $20,000 and $100,000. Dushan was separately charged with impersonating a correction/probation officer. The couple could face more charges, police said.

A DeLand police spokesman told WKMG that the department is looking into ways to help the 82-year-old, who has been unable to pay his rent because of the incident.

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A brazen bank robber terrorized a teller in Massachusetts when he fired a shot into the ceiling before pointing his loaded gun at her while ordering the money to be stuffed into his backpack, surveillance video shows.

A two-week manhunt for the suspect has been ramped up into high gear as authorities are now offering a $20,000 reward for any information leading to the man’s arrest.

Massachusetts police are searching for a suspect in a brazen May 1 bank robbery.

Massachusetts police are searching for a suspect in a brazen May 1 bank robbery. (FBI)

Officials said the unknown man walked into the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank just before 10 a.m. on May 1 and fired a single shot into the ceiling.

In the video, the suspect is then seen approaching the teller’s window and gesturing with the loaded handgun, ordering the teller to put money in his backpack.

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The FBI said a uniformed Somerville police officer nearby was alerted of a possible bank robbery in progress. When he entered the bank, the suspect allegedly fired a shot at the officer before fleeing the bank on foot.

A video from outside the bank showed a passerby trying to stop the suspect.

“He is dangerous. And he is desperate, absolutely. The video shows that clearly,” former Boston Police Chief Dan Linskey told Boston 25. “That is somebody we need to get off the street very quickly.”

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The FBI said the suspect, who was wearing a Nike camouflage hoodie, blue pants and carrying a black and red Under Armor backpack, is considered “armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 857-386-2000.

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A brazen bank robber terrorized a teller in Massachusetts when he fired a shot into the ceiling before pointing his loaded gun at her while ordering the money to be stuffed into his backpack, surveillance video shows.

A two-week manhunt for the suspect has been ramped up into high gear as authorities are now offering a $20,000 reward for any information leading to the man’s arrest.

Massachusetts police are searching for a suspect in a brazen May 1 bank robbery.

Massachusetts police are searching for a suspect in a brazen May 1 bank robbery. (FBI)

Officials said the unknown man walked into the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank just before 10 a.m. on May 1 and fired a single shot into the ceiling.

In the video, the suspect is then seen approaching the teller’s window and gesturing with the loaded handgun, ordering the teller to put money in his backpack.

BOSTON BRUINS FANS ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT FOLLOWING PLAYOFF HOCKEY GAME: POLICE

The FBI said a uniformed Somerville police officer nearby was alerted of a possible bank robbery in progress. When he entered the bank, the suspect allegedly fired a shot at the officer before fleeing the bank on foot.

A video from outside the bank showed a passerby trying to stop the suspect.

“He is dangerous. And he is desperate, absolutely. The video shows that clearly,” former Boston Police Chief Dan Linskey told Boston 25. “That is somebody we need to get off the street very quickly.”

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The FBI said the suspect, who was wearing a Nike camouflage hoodie, blue pants and carrying a black and red Under Armor backpack, is considered “armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 857-386-2000.

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A California man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly stole hundreds of dollars worth of avocados from a ranch, according to officials.

Christian Lara Medrano, 37, was caught on surveillance video Sunday taking part in the alleged heist, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Christian Lara Medrano, 37, was arrested after allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars worth of avocados from a ranch in Nipomo.

Christian Lara Medrano, 37, was arrested after allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars worth of avocados from a ranch in Nipomo. (San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office)

The manager of Suey Ranch in Nipomo, a city roughly 125 miles west of Bakersfield, noticed that, over the course of a few weeks, the property’s fence near the front gate kept being cut.

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He suspected someone was sneaking on to the property to steal avocados, so he set up game security cameras to catch the avocado thief in the act.

Medrano was spotted driving near the gates, but when he saw law enforcement, quickly turned around. His vehicle was found nearby, but he fled. Eventually, deputies said they discovered Medrano hiding in a bush.

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Investigators found a pair of wire cutters and roughly 730 Hass avocados — worth an estimated $620 — in Medrano’s vehicle. He allegedly sold the product to businesses and restaurants in the area, officials believe.

Medrano was arrested and charged with grand theft and trespassing.

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A vehicle owned by a brewery in North Carolina was returned in less than an hour after the beer business offered a “keg party” to whoever found it.

The Unknown Brewing Company, based in Charlotte, sought help searching for their van after it was reported to be stolen by three people early Monday morning.

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“Please help us find it. Share with all of your friends. Who ever finds it, Brad will buy you a keg party!” the business wrote online. “If you stole it and bring it back,you will also get a keg party (smile for the camera). Please DM us if you see it.”

The quest — apparently for a free keg party — “blew up” online, according to the brewery. The post was shared hundreds of times, leading to the vehicle being found…in 42 minutes.

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More than 15 people called in tips about the van, and soon an Instagram user posted a picture of the vehicle.

Unknown Brewing were grateful for those who aided in their search, and said people asked them if the ordeal was a cunning marketing ploy to boost business.

“Yes, that would be hilarious but, we assure you that we couldn’t make this s— up,” the company said,

Investigators think the three people, who were caught on camera stealing the van, might have used the vehicle to break in to more than 10 other cars in the area, according to the business.

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Unknown Brewing said that, as a thank you, they’ll be brewing “Van Theft Auto” that’ll be sold for 25 cents a pint.

“That’s as close to a free keg party as we can do for you, Charlotte.”

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An altar server’s bag was stolen from a church during mass in New Jersey last month — a crime that police have described as “a new low.”

The theft took place at St. Charles Church in Washington Township on April 7, the Washington Township Police Department wrote on Facebook.

Someone stole a bag a "valuable items" from an altar server during mass at St. Charles Church in Washington Township on April 7, police said.

Someone stole a bag a “valuable items” from an altar server during mass at St. Charles Church in Washington Township on April 7, police said. (Washington Township Police Department)

An altar server’s bag, which contained “several valuable items,” was taken, and the thief fled the scene.

Investigators released surveillance images that appear to show the person, who was wearing a dark coat and dark shorts, with white sunglasses. The person also appears to have a large brown tattoo on the front of their right calf.

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Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Det. Fred Volpe at 856-589-0330 or at fjvolpe@pd.twp.washington.nj.us.

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An altar server’s bag was stolen from a church during mass in New Jersey last month — a crime that police have described as “a new low.”

The theft took place at St. Charles Church in Washington Township on April 7, the Washington Township Police Department wrote on Facebook.

Someone stole a bag a "valuable items" from an altar server during mass at St. Charles Church in Washington Township on April 7, police said.

Someone stole a bag a “valuable items” from an altar server during mass at St. Charles Church in Washington Township on April 7, police said. (Washington Township Police Department)

An altar server’s bag, which contained “several valuable items,” was taken, and the thief fled the scene.

Investigators released surveillance images that appear to show the person, who was wearing a dark coat and dark shorts, with white sunglasses. The person also appears to have a large brown tattoo on the front of their right calf.

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Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Det. Fred Volpe at 856-589-0330 or at fjvolpe@pd.twp.washington.nj.us.

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One of Chicago’s aldermen is facing felony charges for an alleged false report that his Audi sedan had been stolen in January, police said.

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno was arrested and taken into custody Tuesday night and charged with one felony count of insurance fraud and one count of obstruction of justice, a police spokesman told FOX32.

Police said Moreno, who is the alderman for the 1st ward, reported Jan. 4 his leased black Audi A6 sedan had been stolen from his Wicker Park home. He claimed to have just returned from a trip and that no one else had access to the car.

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However, Moreno’s claims unraveled when police found the car in February after seeing a woman driving it, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The woman was initially charged with misdemeanor trespass to a motor vehicle.

However, Cook County prosecutors dropped the charges after she told the police – and the Tribune – that Moreno let her use the car. The woman, identified as Liliya Hrabar, and said she and Moreno dated on and off.

An arrest warrant was issued for Moreno this week.

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Moreno, who lost his bid for re-election, is slated to end his term on May 20.

The arrest comes amid the controversy over Chicago prosecutors dropping charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett stemming from his alleged filling of a false police report. Smollett had reported to police that he’d been the victim of a hate crime. He maintains his statements were true, however, cops said they believe the attack was staged and the claims were fabricated.

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A scooter-riding thief was captured on camera grabbing an elderly woman’s purse before dragging her down a Manhattan sidewalk, New York City police said.

The brazen bandit was seen riding an electric scooter around 3 p.m. on May 4 on the corner of 1st Avenue and 64th Street on the Upper East Side.

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In surveillance footage released by the New York Police Department, the would-be thief, in a bright yellow helmet, appears to try to steal the 86-year-old woman’s purse. As the person tries to ride away, the woman is dragged on the pavement for several feet.

The victim was treated at a nearby hospital for pain in her left arm, AM New York reported.

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Investigators said a $2,500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the scooter-bound suspect, who is wanted for “multiple robberies.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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