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Man Gets Seven Years After Looting Nephew’s Piggy Bank

A Missouri man was sentenced to seven years in prison for two crimes, including looting the piggy bank of his 4-year-old nephew.

Baron Calmese, 31, entered guilty pleas for two charges, one of which was the theft of more than $500 after he requested $2 in quarters while visiting his sister's home in July 2012 and was told he could find the coins in the child's bank.

Investigators said he emptied the bank and spent the money on drugs and prostitutes.

Source: UPI. Read full article. (link)

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  • StackOfCoins||

    So, did the kid have $500 stashed? How did he acquire that much cash at age 4? Entrepreneurial wunderkind?

  • Anders||

    It's Missouri.

    He's clearly dealing Meth. j/k

  • Tejicano||

    "spent the money on drugs and prostitutes."

    Well, at least he didn't fritter it away on unnecessary BS.

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