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Montana pet owner to feds: The dog ate my money


A Montana man whose 12-year-old golden retriever ate five $100 bills hopes to be reimbursed by the federal government.

Wayne Klinkel told the Independent Record that his dog Sundance ate the bills while he and his wife were on a road trip to visit their daughter.

Klinkel said he carefully picked through the dog’s droppings, and his daughter recovered more when snow melted.

He said he washed the remnants of the bills and taped them together and sent them to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing with an explanation of what happened.

The bureau’s website says an “experienced mutilated currency examiner” will determine if at least 51 percent of a bill is present and eligible for reimbursement. The process can take up to two years.

W. Pa. man charged in $11,000 theft at friend’s home


With a friend like this, who needs enemies?

Police in the western Pennsylvania borough of Midland said 29-year-old Christopher Aeschbacher was caught selling five rings taken from a friend’s home in an $11,000 burglary.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Aeschbacher, who remained jailed Thursday. He’s not charged in the burglary itself, but with receiving stolen property because police say he sold five of seven rings taken in the December burglary of his friend’s home. The rings were worth $7,300, but he sold them at a jewelry shop for $850 last month.

The Beaver County Times reports Aeschbacher’s friend told police he came to her home Dec. 20 before they left in separate cars. The friend said Aeschbacher then returned to the home without her where she later found $11,000 in cash and jewels missing.

Chicago woman fighting $100,000 parking fine


A Chicago woman is trying to get out of paying a parking fine that has snowballed to more than $100,000.

WBBM Radio reports that Jennifer Fitzgerald filed a lawsuit last year against the city over the $105,000 worth of tickets that police piled up on her car.

The car was left for nearly three years in a parking lot at O’Hare International Airport.

WBBM says a judge dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday and pressed the parties to try harder to reach a settlement.

Fitzgerald says she should not be held responsible for the fine because her ex-boyfriend abandoned the car in an employee parking lot at the airport. She says the car is worth only about $600.

The suit also names her former boyfriend.

Associated Press

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