Man delivered stolen newspapers for years

January 29, 2009 10:56:32 AM PST
Some newspaper subscribers in rural Warren County are surprised to learn their newspaper delivery man may not have been legit. Phillipsburg police say Michael Farrell was delivering copies of the Express-Times of Easton (Pa.) to customers for the last three years. The problem was, police say he wasn't paying for the papers but was stealing them from boxes.

Express-Times officials say the Lopatcong Township used to work as a carrier for the paper.

Customers assumed the 53-year-old still did and some wrote him a check every month. Subscriber Mike Markle of Phillipsburg says he never had any problems getting his paper in the morning.

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