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Sentencing for grandmother thief

Monday, November 05, 2012 10:20 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News
A LaPorte area man has been sentenced for stealing from his grandmother.
Nicholas Pierro was given one year probation.
He must also pay back his grandmother the over one thousand dollars
he took from her.
Nearly a year ago.....authorities say Pierro used a debit card to remove money
from ATM machines at several convenience stores in the Michigan City and
La Porte area.
The money was taken from the account of his grandmother.
Police say Pierro was arrested when his grandmother's power of attorney
noticed her account was unusually low  and began investigating.
Pierro was then spotted on surveillance video captured at the ATM
machines.
According to investigators.....it appears Pierro was stealing the money to
fund an addiction to heroin and possibly other drugs.