Niagara Gazette

Local News

August 24, 2013

Deputy tracks down women who stole donation box

A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy tracked down two women who took a Camp Good Days donation box from a Wheatfield Tim Hortons early Friday morning.

The deputy was called to the Niagara Road location about 2:30 a.m. and spoke with a district manager who reported two women had taken the donation container from the counter after distracting employees. An employee recognized one of the women and video surveillance of the incident was shown to the deputy. It showed the woman distracting the employee and lowering the container from the counter into a purse. It contained an estimated $50.

The deputy tracked down the Porter Road address of the name provided to him by the employee and after driving there, said a car pulled up and parked in front of the apartment.

The deputy said he recognized the passenger from the video and had her exit the car to speak with him. She identified herself as Marran K. Light and immediately confessed to taking the donation container. She said the other woman, Katelyn M. DeFranco, had pushed the container toward her with her elbow and she placed it in her purse. She was arrested and provided the deputy with a written statement.

The deputy then spoke with DiFranco who at first stated she was "wasted" but later admitted her part in the crime and was arrested and gave a written statement as well.

Both Katelyn M. DiFranco, 23, 8521 Porter Road, Apt. 9, Niagara Falls, and Marran K. Light, 20, 6123 Lockport Road, were charged with sixth-degree conspiracy and petit larceny.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
Poll

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results