Police: Man delivered stolen newspapers for years

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. (AP) - Police in New Jersey say a man stole
stacks of newspapers and delivered them to unsuspecting customers
for years.
Phillipsburg police say Michael Farrell was delivering copies of
the Express-Times of Easton (Pa.) for the last three years. The
problem was, police say he was stealing the papers from boxes.
Newspaper officials say the Lopatcong Township man worked in the
past as a carrier for the paper. Customers assumed the 53-year-old
still did. Some even wrote him a check every month. Subscriber Mike
Markle of Phillipsburg, a town about 60 miles west of Newark, says
he was satisfied with the service. He never had a problem getting
his morning paper.

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