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  • A Theft May Be Larger Than It Appears

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    December 11, 2013 | 12:30 am

    In the Jewish Ethics class I’m taking, this week we discussed theft. In particular, we discussed Talmudic thought on, for example, inviting someone to dinner when you know they won’t accept. This was presented as a theft of the mind, since the offer wasn’t sincere.

    The class got...

  • Gambling British haredim blamed for spate of burglaries

    October 4, 2012 | 1:41 pm

    Gambling debts among haredi Orthodox British Jews spurred a spate of burglaries in Jewish homes and institutions, The Jewish Chronicle reported.

    The London-based newspaper quoted Police Det. Allen Windsor as saying that “there have been a large number of burglaries at Jewish...

  • Israeli businessman sentenced to 22 years for fraud

    May 2, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    An Israeli businessman convicted of a $30 million investment fraud was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    The U.S. District Court in San Francisco also ordered Samuel Cohen, 53, to repay the millions he had stolen. Cohen was convicted last November on charges of fraud, money...

  • ‘Europa’ docupic tracks Nazi looting and the fate of art masterworks

    By Tom Tugend

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Nazi regime was not only the world's greatest murderer, but the biggest thief as well. High on the list of loot were Europe's master paintings and sculptures, with failed artist Adolf Hitler and his avaricious henchman, Hermann Goering, personally spearheading the plunder.


  • Identity Theft

    By Teresa Strasser

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    How did I find myself at the Beverly Hills Police Department, eating an apple and crying?

    It's a long story. One I'm placing for now in my "Only in Los Angeles" file. Or perhaps it belongs in my "pending criminal cases" file.

    It began, as few good crime stories do, at Kinko's, where...