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Maid busted in $3M Franklin bust heist

Sept. 25, 2012 at 6:54 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia maid was arrested by the FBI in Maryland for allegedly stealing a $3 million bust of Benjamin Franklin from her former client's home.

Authorities said Andrea Lawton, 46, had the bust in her possession when federal agents arrested her Monday, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. Officials said Lawton had been fired three days prior to allegedly breaking into the home and stealing artifacts that included a framed autographed photo of famed cellist and conductor Victor Herbert, along with a conductor's baton and other items worth $80,000.

The FBI tracked Lawton to her native Alabama, but she fled to Elkton, Md., where they allege she planned to sell the items on the black market. She faces a court hearing in Philadelphia Wednesday, the newspaper said.

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