Police: Woman stole papers for crossword
Police in Sweden said a 64-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly stealing dozens of newspapers to win money by completing the crossword puzzle.
Investigators said police spotted the woman stealing papers after the Uppsala paper boy reported that several newspapers were going missing before he picked them up from the side of the road in the early morning hours, The Local reported Tuesday.
This morning the newspapers were left at the location at 3:10 a.m. At 3:37 the woman turned up, Uppsala police officer Magnus Rova said.
The woman is believed to have taken up to 10 newspapers twice a week, Tuesdays and Sundays, to complete crossword puzzles. Police recovered about 90 papers from the woman’s home.
The suspect told police she has won more than $1,000 by completing the crosswords.