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Liberty nickel stolen from Augusta woman

Monday, June 25, 2012 11:50 PM
Last updated Tuesday, June 26, 2012 12:37 AM
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An Augusta woman contacted police when she discovered a Liberty Head nickel was missing from her house, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.

Just before 2 p.m. Monday, Mary Theresa Toole, 61, of the 2100 block of Walton Way, told deputies someone had taken the nickel from the bottom drawer of a file cabinet in her bedroom closet. She estimated that the theft happened between Aug. 1, 2010 and Jan. 1.

The nickel is worth about a dollar, according to the report.

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cl
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cl 06/26/12 - 12:00 am
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c'mon

Are you guys serious?

BombquishaDavis
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BombquishaDavis 06/26/12 - 12:42 am
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Really?

blank stare...!

Newsflash
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Newsflash 06/26/12 - 12:46 am
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Breaking (pun intended) news.....

In other news.......My dog Spot dug under a fence and into the hen house today and ate 5 freshly laid eggs. The cost of the eggs less than $1 dollar. The look on Spots face as 12 mad Rhode Island Red hens and one large rooster gang pecked him as he tried to get out (with swollen belly from the scrambled eggs ) **priceless.**

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 06/26/12 - 05:54 am
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This one may just make the

This one may just make the "Cold Case List"

AttilaTheHun2011
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AttilaTheHun2011 06/26/12 - 06:26 am
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Amazing, Simply Amazing

Gee Guys, Slow news day?

rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 06/26/12 - 07:09 am
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Between August 1 2010 and

Between August 1 2010 and January 2012. How can she be so exact? It had to be an "inside" job.

belle
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belle 06/26/12 - 07:33 am
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And all the southern belles say...
Unpublished

Bless her heart!

king weenie
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king weenie 06/26/12 - 07:56 am
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I Would love to see what

I Would love to see what other valuables are in the bottom of that file cabinet

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/26/12 - 08:01 am
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this is news???? are you
Unpublished

this is news???? are you kidding me, a nickle worth about a dollar taken between aug 2010 and jan???? i understand to her the coin may hold sentimental value but to waste valuable and scarce police time and effort for a nickle??? first off this should not even have made the paper, and secondly, maybe the woman should be investigated, this is no difference than someone calling 911 because a local fast food resturant got their order wrong

trwillis
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trwillis 06/26/12 - 08:36 am
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nickel

this was meant to be a joke right ?

twistedmike
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twistedmike 06/26/12 - 08:55 am
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Nickel Pickle

In other news, someone stole an errant tic-tac, a bicentennial quarter and a wheat penny from under the cushions of my couch. That ought to make the front page, eh?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/26/12 - 08:57 am
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Say what

I'm surprised they didn't put this on the r/rs...:)

Cynical old woman
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Cynical old woman 06/26/12 - 10:16 am
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CNN

When will the CNN crews be here for this breaking story??

happychimer
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happychimer 06/26/12 - 10:20 am
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This started my day off with

This started my day off with a big laugh.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/26/12 - 11:13 am
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Told you Augusta is crime

Told you Augusta is crime ridden.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/02/12 - 09:49 am
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KSL
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KSL 06/26/12 - 11:48 am
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Did she call Obama?

Did she call Obama?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/26/12 - 12:35 pm
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Nocnoc, something similar

I was thinking about the episode from a community policing aspect. The officer could have sized up the situation and checked with the neighbors about the lady. He could have immediately gotten to the heart of the matter without tying up assets.

David Parker
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David Parker 06/26/12 - 12:58 pm
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DRAT!

DRAT!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/26/12 - 01:15 pm
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Riverman1, not sure what the

Riverman1, not sure what the standing rules are now a days (been some time since I've been in law enforcement) but use to be, doesn't matter how silly the call is to the officer, they have to respond, they have to take a report and so the report has to be filed, no matter how dumb it sounds. You want to tick a citizen off and have him sue the city/county, blow off a complaint and don't do the paperwork.

KSL
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KSL 06/26/12 - 01:25 pm
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Just goes to show

How far away from common sense this country has been driven, ICL.

Jake
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Jake 06/26/12 - 05:28 pm
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Nickel for your panties

I think this is part of a new wave of thefts involving loose change, panties and TSPLOST. It kind of started last year when change was stolen from the fountain in Surrey Center. I predicted a trend was emerging but was laughed at when I warned of it.
Be wary that there is a underhanded underwear thief working undercover to swipe your undergarments under the protection of broad daylight. What is this country coming to if your skivies aren't safe?
Since I don't live in the area anymore I am not sure what TSPLOST means. I think it means The Same People Losing Our Soaring Taxes.

smokeysbandit
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smokeysbandit 06/26/12 - 06:00 pm
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I only steal welfare checks

I only steal welfare checks so don't look @ me!

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/26/12 - 06:13 pm
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Cruel.

It is cruel to draw attention to this woman. Something is wrong here on so many levels it makes me sick to my stomach. This should have been addressed compassionately, kindly, but firmly and appropriately, which hopefully it was by any authorities that were called, but not publicized. Why is this a news story? This publicity is setting up this woman to be a further target, whether it is or is not true that this $1 item was actually stolen and not misplaced. If I were her family I would get her out of there pronto.

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 06/26/12 - 07:18 pm
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Sad

I don't know which is more sad. That this poor woman has lost her nickle or that the Chronicle actually spent time reporting it.

I know, the saddest thing is that I'm taking time to comment on it!

KSL
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KSL 06/26/12 - 07:49 pm
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Never should have been

Never should have been reported unless the AC reports every single law enforcement call in the metro. Or if they have the policy of reporting only Richmond Co. But in that case they need to report ALL RC incidents. This incident should never have been handled like it was an April Fool's joke.

KSL
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KSL 06/26/12 - 08:01 pm
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That being said, I won't

That being said, I won't deny laughing at the comments.

KSL
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KSL 06/26/12 - 09:47 pm
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Autumn, don't forget she

Autumn, don't forget she pinpointed if you can call Aug 1, 2010 to Jan 2012 a pinpoint. There is no telling what the family is dealing with or if they even take responsibility. Another reason this should never have been reported.

gino123
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gino123 06/27/12 - 11:31 am
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A penny for your thoughts.

A penny for your thoughts.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/29/12 - 08:19 pm
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I suspect...

I suspect that one missing item was not the sole reason for requesting an officer.

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