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Accused Art Thief Facing Federal Charges
A former cleaning woman accused of stealing a rare bust of Benjamin Franklin from a Main Line mansion now faces federal charges.
46-year-old Andrea Lawton of Philadelphia is charged with concealing stolen property and transporting it over state lines.
She allegedly stole the $3 million bust from a Bryn Mawr home in August, and she was arrested in late September as she got off a bus in Elkton, Maryland carrying it in a gunny sack. It’s cracked, but the owner says it can be fixed.