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Artist sells other peoples' Instagram photos for $100k in NYC

An artist is exhibiting and selling other peoples' Instagram photos without permission in New York City right now. With prices reaching as much as $100k, the story is drawing controversy and criticism as a copyright loophole means it could all be legal.

Feds: Cancer charities a 'sham'

The United States Government has filed suit against a quartet of cancer charities, alleging the non-profits have scammed consumers for over $180 million.

Cleaners accused of sweeping up elderly sisters' fortune

Lyon - Two cleaners who worked for a pair of elderly sisters have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of euros the women kept in cash in their home near Lyon in central France, a judicial source said Saturday.

Vatican offered stolen Michelangelo papers for cash

- A thief who stole two historic and hugely valuable documents written by Michelangelo offered to return them to the Vatican's archives for cash, a spokesman for the Holy See revealed on Monday.

Adult steals lunch money from 3-year-old bus riders

Millville - A school bus aide in the state of New Jersey is being accused of stealing food and lunch money from 3 to 5 year old children who ride the bus she monitors.

Dramatic fall in phone theft as kill switches installed

Smartphone thefts have fallen dramatically in three major cities across the world after manufacturers began adding remote "kill switches" so users can disable stolen devices, according to reports.

Hat-stealing owl attacks joggers

Salem - An owl in the city of Salem, Oregon is reportedly swooping down on unsuspecting early-morning joggers and grabbing their hats, according to state officials.

Rockstar Games have 'about 45 years worth of ideas' for GTA VI

Rockstar Games have announced that they already "have some ideas" for the next major installment in the massive gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto. It appears as though GTA VI is beginning to enter early development.

The Pirate Bay returns a month after forced closure

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has returned to life just a month after being taken offline by Swedish police last December. The site is blamed for copyright fraud amounting to billions of dollars by the music, film and software industries.

ATM damaged in attempted theft from Caisse populaire Desjardins

They'd apparently readied a diversion, but suspects apparently hadn't considered all the logistics to ripping a bank machine Monday night from the lobby of a Pointe-aux-Trembles credit union.

Merkel urges swift action over 'appalling' Dachau camp theft

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Tuesday for thieves of a gate to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau to be swifty brought to justice, as she received an award from Holocaust survivors.

Outrage over theft of Dachau concentration camp gate

Dachau - Jewish leaders in Germany voiced outrage Monday over the theft of the gate to the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau with the chilling inscription "Arbeit macht frei" (Work will set you free).

Infamous 'Work will set you free' sign stolen from Dachau

Dachau - An iron gate with the infamous sign "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") at the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau in southern Germany has been stolen, police said Sunday.

Canadian woman returns to find her cabin stolen by thieves

Whitehorse - Having your home burglarized can be a devastating experience that leaves victims feeling violated and vulnerable, so one can only imagine the shock and horror one woman felt when she found her entire home had been stolen.

New study: One in every six Danes has stolen a bicycle

Copenhagen - Bicycles are a popular mode of transport in Denmark, but it seems there is a problem. According to a new study, 17 percent of Danes have, at some stage, stolen another person's bicycle and it's costing Danish insurance companies a fortune.

Grand Theft Auto V for PC could include first-person viewpoint

After Grand Theft Auto V launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, Xbox One, PS4 and PC releases are now finally close with new features and content. A report circulating online suggests that the new PC content could be more than anyone expected though.

Woman accused of posting selfies while wearing stolen dress

West Frankfort - Police in Illinois arrested a woman after they say she stole a dress from a local clothing and jewelry boutique and posted a picture of herself wearing the illicit apparel online.

Shoot-out in Paris metro after robber targets gold coin shop

Paris - A robber smashed into a rare coin dealership in central Paris on Saturday, made off with two trays of gold pieces and then staged a shoot-out in a crowded metro station before being wounded and nabbed by police.

Pharmacist charged with stealing 200,000 pills

New York - A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers according to New York prosecutors.

Stolen radioactive material recovered in Mexico

- The theft of a vehicle in Mexico containing a potentially deadly radioactive material briefly raised alarm Friday -- but the container was found with no leak or harm to the population.

Three in four Brits admit to taking items from hotel rooms Special

Three quarters of all British holidaymakers have taken items from hotel rooms home with them, according to recent research by travel website Holiday Hypermarket.

31 Austrian bank accounts wiped out by Vietnamese pirates

Horn - The latest in ATM fraud has arisen in Horn, Lower Austria, as criminals operating from Vietnam use ATM skimming to wipe out the accounts of 31 bank users, including their overdrafts. They took more than 100,000 euros ($136,000) in cash.

Man calls for help during home invasion, gets voicemail

Port Richey - When four robbers broke into his home, a man in New Port Richey, Florida, called police and was transferred to voice mail.

Terrorists steal $425 million in cash and more

Terrorists affiliated with ISIS have made off with 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($425 million) in addition to an undisclosed quantity of gold bullion.

Lock of Napoleon's hair stolen in Australia

Sydney - A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday.

Crufts-winning chihuahua stolen in England

London - Police were searching Saturday for thieves who broke into a house in northern England and stole five chihuahuas, including the "best puppy in breed" champion at this year's Crufts competition.

Ottawa priest sentenced to one year in jail for defrauding church

Ottawa - The former priest and pathological gambler was sent to jail for defrauding his parish of $130,000 over a period of five years ending in December 2010. Despite his crimes, he still has the support of many of his former parishioners.

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shuts after theft

Washington - An alleged theft by hackers forced another online business serving bitcoin traders and investors to shut down Tuesday.Flexcoin, which billed itself as a bank for the virtual, crypto-currency, said someone attacked its systems and stole nearly $60

Thieves go nuts over lucrative crops

California is experiencing a throwback to the “wild west” mentality, when cattle barons ruled the land and rustlers would use stealth of night to lead away heads of cattle and quickly set up their own herds or sell them off at a profit.

Ottawa priest pleads guilty to stealing $130,000 from church

Ottawa - The popular priest with a gambling problem pleaded guilty to theft and fraud charges, admitting to stealing $130,000 from Ottawa's Blessed Sacrament Church.
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Matthew Ward, a small time criminal who was electrocuted while attempting to steal copper wire.
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