Prosecutors indicated they would not pursue additional jail time for Andrea Lawton if she returned other items burglarized from a Main Line home.
The 224-year-old plaster bust of Benjamin Franklin was broken in half as Lawton traveled by bus with the object in a suitcase.
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.
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.
A former housekeeper was arrested for stealing a rare bust of Benjamin Franklin valued at more than $3 million from a Main Line 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