Husband and wife accused of stealing crabs

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Husband and wife accused of stealing crabs. Report from September 3, 2018. (Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police)

A husband and wife in Delaware have been arrested for allegedly stealing crabs from a commercial crabber.

The News Journal of Wilmington reported that Matthew and Patricia Ewing were arrested Friday. They live in Frederica, which is about an hour south of Wilmington.

Matthew Ewing & Patricia Ewing

Matthew Ewing is a licensed Delaware commercial crabber himself. He and his wife, both 35, were charged with one count each of theft under $1,500 and 22 counts each of lifting a commercial crab pot belonging to another commercial fisherman and unlawful taking of shellfish.

The alleged crimes were investigated by Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers. They did not state where the alleged theft occurred.

Matthew Ewing was released on a $2,300 unsecured bond. Patricia Ewing was released on a $1,100 unsecured bond.

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