Fall River men admit stealing gifts meant for trash removal employees


Albert Crepeau and Joshua Hands

WAREHAM (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Two males suspects were arrested in Wareham on Tuesday for reportedly stealing envelopes containing gift cards and monetary gratuities meant for trash removal employees working in the Swifts Beach Road area.

Police in Wareham received a call from a concerned citizen around 10:30 a.m. claiming two males were acting in a suspicious manner. The caller told police that the two men were driving a silver Volkswagen Jetta and removing envelopes attach to trash barrels meant for the trash removal employees.

Officers located the vehicle in question and spoke with 32-year-old Albert Crepeau and 31-year-old Joshua Hands, both residents of Fall River.

Crepeau and Hands admitted to police that they had in fact stolen the envelopes attached to the barrels.

Police searched the vehicle and discovered ripped envelopes, cash, and gift cards.

Crepeau and Hands were placed under arrest and charged with seven counts of larceny under $250.

The men posted bail and were scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.