Woman Who Stole Dropped Money Arrested: Cops

Police arrested a woman caught on surveillance video stealing money someone else dropped on the ground.

A woman caught on surveillance video stealing money someone else dropped on the ground was arraigned Wednesday morning in Delaware County court.

Stephanie Paparo, 28, of Clifton Heights, was taken into custody Tuesday night, after NBC10 reported the story. Police say they received a flood of anonymous tip calls which led them to  Paparo's home. They found Paparo and arrested her around 6:30 p.m.

Police say she confessed to the crime which took place four weeks ago at the WaWa on the 5300 block of Baltimore Pike in Clifton Heights. Investigators say a man unknowingly dropped two wads of cash as he reached into his pocket while trying to buy water and a snack. After he left the store, a woman was captured on security video reaching down and grabbing the money. She was then seen looking around the store to make sure no one spotted her, before fleeing the scene.

Local

Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.

NJ Cannabis Commission Gets Going, Picks Vice Chair, Logo

Ex-Chiefs Assistant Britt Reid Charged With DWI After Crash

Police say Paparo stole $2,300 in cash. The victim, Jim Duffy, told police he was hoping to use the money for a down payment on a car.

NBC10's Tim Furlong attempted to talk to Paparo as she left court  Wednesday morning but she had no comment.

Paparo's friend told NBC10 Paparo is facing tough financial times and just made a mistake.

Police say Paparo, who does not have a criminal record, spent some of the money on her three children and gave the rest to her boyfriend to pay the rent.


Fan, follow and download: Get the latest from NBCPhiladelphia.com anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and NBC Philadelphia. Sign up for our breaking news newsletter. And, get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text PHIBREAKING to 639710 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)

Contact Us