Andrea Lawton

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No Additional Jail Time For Main Line Housekeeper After She Returned Collectible

Prosecutors indicated they would not pursue additional jail time for Andrea Lawton if she returned other items burglarized from a Main Line home.


(The damaged plaster bust of Benjamin Franklin stolen from a Main Line home in August 2012.  Photo provided by US attorney's office)

Main Line House Cleaner Sentenced In Theft of Historic Franklin Bust

The 224-year-old plaster bust of Benjamin Franklin was broken in half as Lawton traveled by bus with the object in a suitcase.


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Guilty Plea In Theft of Priceless Artifacts From Main Line Home

Andrea Lawton pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to burglary and conspiracy, admitting that she was the one who swiped the priceless bust of Franklin from a house in Bryn Mawr.


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Federal Charges Added for Philadelphia Woman Accused of Stealing Rare Statue

A federal indictment charges 46-year-old Andrea Lawton with one count of transporting stolen property over state lines and one count of concealing stolen property.


(Credit: Lower Merion Township Police)

Porcelain Benjamin Franklin Bust Stolen From Montgomery County Home Recovered, Suspect Arrested

A former housekeeper was arrested for stealing a rare bust of Benjamin Franklin valued at more than $3 million from a Main Line home.


(Credit: Lower Merion Township Police)

Porcelain Benjamin Franklin Bust Worth Millions Stolen From Lower Merion Home

Authorities in Montgomery County are seeking the public’s help in locating a porcelain bust of Benjamin Franklin that was stolen from a home Friday afternoon