Friday, September 05, 2008

Wheelchair theft case

The Cumberland Times-News reports that William White, 23, has been charged with theft under $500 for allegedly being involved in the theft of a motorized wheelchair from a 33-year-old woman with cerebral palsy. According to the story, two girls, ages 13 and 11, have also been charged with felony larceny for allegedly stealing the wheelchair and abandoning it after a joy ride. The wheelchair, which was later found in a ditch and reclaimed by its owner, has a broken frame and is operable due to water damage. It is unclear at this stage if it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. Although the wheelchair is valued at more than $5,000, White was charged with theft under $500 because, according to court records, he allegedly sold it for $165.

See also Md. Man Charged in Theft of Woman's Wheelchair