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Nov 9, 2005

Employee pleads guilty to bus company heist

The man accused of the burglary of Novelo’s Bus Company has pleaded guilty. Twenty year old Leon Cain, a cashier at the company, was accused of burglary but copped a guilty plea to the lesser charge of handling stolen goods. Magistrate Dorothy Flowers sentenced Cain to a two thousand dollar fine or in default a year in jail. In the wee hours of Monday morning the Novelo’s safe was broken into and the sum of twelve thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine dollars removed. Under interrogation by police, Cain admitted to helping another person commit the crime and that his own share of the take was three thousand, seventy-eight dollars plus another seventy-six dollars in U.S. currency. Cain took the police to his mother’s house and showed them where he had hidden the money. Judging from the light sentence, it would appear that Cain is cooperating fully with investigators and at least one more arrest is expected shortly.

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