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PA Housekeeper Convicted in Sports Memorabilia Theft Case

A Pennsylvania housekeeper has been found guilty of stealing vintage sports memorabilia, coins and jewelry from some of her clients.

After a week-long trial, a Montgomery County jury deliberated about six hours before reaching a  verdict in the trail of 46-year-old Kimberley Williams.

She had been charged in several cases including the theft of thousands of dollars in vintage baseball memorabilia belonging to Adam Kaplan, a Wynnewood resident who suffered from serious health problems.

Williams was found guilty of stealing items that had been given to Kaplan by Amos Strunk, a neighbor who played professional baseball from 1908-1924.   The items sold for over $61,000 at auction after Williams said she had inherited them from Kaplan, who died in 2008, and consigned them to auction.

“This defendant is a despicable person who preyed on vulnerable victims,” said Assistant District Attorney Bradford Richman.

Williams is now in the Montgomery County Correctional Center and faces a lengthy jail term, according to a local news story.

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Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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