N.Y. Couple Accused Of Stealing From Elderly Hurricane Victim

A New York couple has been arrested, after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly hurricane victim here in North Carolina.

Police in Albany, New York arrested Stephanie and Anthony Callahan as they got off a bus. Washington police say the two are accused of stealing from a local woman who was displaced by the hurricane.

The victim told police she was staying at a local hotel and had asked the couple for help in repairing her home. The victim later discovered items and a significant amount of cash missing from her room.

The family says the victim is 76-years-old and lived in Belhaven. They say more than $15,000 in cash and jewelry was taken from the woman.

The two, who are from Messena, New York, are jailed in Albany and are awaiting their return to Beaufort County to face charges.

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  • by housekeeper on Oct 2, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    It's so weird how things happen, you never know when. For two weeks,they seemed like they were a nice couple, the next morning you hear they pull something like this. I couldn't believe it!
  • by P.G.America Location: north carolina on Oct 1, 2011 at 09:22 AM
    Yet another reason we need to enact The words of our Declaration of Independence and get a hold of our future. Stand not behind us but with us. United, pgamerica.pcriot.com this election is an important one as we should not let ourselves be governed by a corporation any longer and by once again governed for the people by the people. Stand up and apply your country need YOU!!!
  • by you ultimately don't get away with anything Location: God's planet earth on Oct 1, 2011 at 08:32 AM
    It is sad to see the way MANY people will try to take advantage of elderly or just older folks- in many ways and forms. Usually for financial gain of some form. Most of us will grow old. Hope karma comes back around to bite in the hiney, one way or another, those who do so.
  • by hotel clerk on Oct 1, 2011 at 05:09 AM
    I actually am the hotel assistant that had to call the law becuase of what happend and how upset the elderly woman was , i mean she coulndt hardly breathe and was shaking terribly to the point she couldnt dial a phone number or anything ive seen the guest at the hotel for a few weeks and just guess never expect to see someone do this kinda thig to someone so defenseless to say the least
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      by cent on Oct 1, 2011 at 06:13 AM in reply to hotel clerk
      Josh..thank you so much for your help!!! You are also a hero in this! Thank you!!
  • by Bill on Oct 1, 2011 at 04:24 AM
    arrested as they got off the BUS?!?!?!? they were really STUPID!!!! got $15,000 in cash and took a bus back!! they should be ashamed for stealing and stealing from a 76 yr old!!!!
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Sep 30, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    These are a pair that need to be on a chain gang for oh bouts 5 years; On opposite ends of the stringer so they can't even converse with each other. Dogs.
  • by rl Location: bear grass on Sep 30, 2011 at 05:09 PM
    O.K. boys and girls can you say scum?
  • by cent on Sep 30, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    As the daughter all I can say is I am so thankful my mother is physically fine and safe now. Washington Police Department is amazing in every way!!! GO JI you are AWESOME and our gratefulness for your work is appreciated more than you can imagine. It's up to the court system now to bring justice and I have faith in the system.
  • by rapper Location: wilson on Sep 30, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    Sorry lookin' thievin'dog turds need some time working for the county.
  • by Yankee on Sep 30, 2011 at 02:06 PM
    You can comment all you want on how bad people from NY (or the north) are... Washington is a small town about 90% of the people outside of NC has ever heard of. Obviously, if they were here, they are either (a) originally from here or (b) have some kind of ties here. Either way, don't go blaming New Yorkers (or Yankees) for the problems that go on here. One instance from a New Yorker and you all go crazy, what about the daily crime that goes on? Don't hear you all mentioning New Yorkers then.
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