Published: October 01, 2008 | News Blog | 927 Clicks
A group of suspected thieves in Kern County may need to learn the concept of "unmarked bills."
A restaurant known as The Homestead in the high desert town of Inyokern had a tradition of customers hanging dollar bills on its walls, usually inscribing them with messages and other distinguishing details.
Katherine Lambeth, 50, of Cloverhill Drive allowed a man named "G" to borrow her 1980 Oldsmobile, Officer Shawn Haney reported. In exchange, she received from him $50 worth of crack cocaine and a promise to return the car by 5 p.m. last Saturday. When he didn't return the car as promised, she reported her car missing Monday. The car is valued at $1,500.
Miami, Florida, authorities charged CNN personality Larry King with grand larceny in December 1971. The 38-year-old King could not afford to pay back a financier for whom he was working. The judge threw out the larceny charge as it was beyond the statute of limitations. However, King pleaded no contest to one count of writing bad checks.