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Crime Files: The Robert Frost Edition

By Harriet Staff

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In case you were thinking of pilfering some Robert Frost letters and Christmas cards, think again. Such thievery will get you a fine of not $1, not $10, but a $100! This is according to the HuffPo:

A Vermont man charged with stealing original cards and letters written by poet Robert Frost has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a deal with prosecutors.

The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/18svIty ) that 44-year-old Tim Bernaby of Hartland accepted the plea deal Tuesday on a charge of unlawful taking of personal property. The charge carries a $100 fine.

Police say Bernaby took two letters and 13 Christmas cards written by Frost. They say the documents were in a desk donated three years ago to a nonprofit agency where Bernaby worked. He then sold them for more than $25,000.

Lesson learned, lesson earned. Or something like that.

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Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 by Harriet Staff.