Here's a review of the Andrea Lawton case, Lawton, 47, of Mobile, Ala., is the former house cleaner who last year stole a bust of Benjamin Franklin that was valued at $3 million from a Bryn Mawr home. The charges she faces next week include burglary and criminal trespass.
Lawton had told Lower Merion Police that she took the bust because she was mad about being fired by the cleaning service that had employed her. She thought that if she stole the bust that homeowner George A. D'Angelo had told her not to touch, the theft would hurt her ex-boss' housecleaning service. D'Angelo said there were other missing items as well, including a framed picture of the comic musician Victor Borge and a conductor's baton.