Punxsutawney, PA – A Punxsutawney man is facing charges for reportedly stealing money from newspaper vending machines.
39-year-old Shane Shepler is accused of repeatedly taking money from the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper machines. Police say Shepler was caught and confessed on Oct. 3.
He had a key that was able to unlock the machine’s lockbox. There’s no word how he got the key.
The newspaper showed that they had been short about $20 from that machine per week for the past three weeks.
Shepler is facing misdemeanors for theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 8.