Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thief pleads guilty, is sent away with immigration authorities

BUCYRUS -- A man illegally in the United States is in the custody of the Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency after pleading guilty to theft Monday.

Pedro Gomez-Lopez, 19, Columbus, was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony. Authorities say he was arrested after being accused of stealing money from a cash register at the Bucyrus Kroger store.

"He was working as a contractor for a company that cleans floors at stores like Kroger," said Crawford County Assistant Prosecutor Cliff Murphy. "While working there, he attempted to steal money from one of the registers, but the money was recovered at that time."...[Full Article]