December 27, 2014 9:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]A babysitter in Pennsylvania took a child’s Christmas gift toy so he could collect the refund.

Police say Sean Ashelman, 24, stole a Mickey Mouse-themed table and chair set meant for young Conner Parsons while he was looking after him.

He is accused of sneaking upstairs while Conner’s mother was away, finding the receipt for the gift, then returning it to a Family Dollar store near their home in Watsontown, Pennsylvania.

According to local news channel WNEP-16, Ashelman has been charged with theft, and also forgery after giving a fake signature for the refund.

The man, a former family friend, is now jailed in Snyder County jail on a $25,000 bail after being arrested over the December 19 theft.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

17 responses to Babysitter Steals Child’s Christmas Toy To Get $30 Refund

  1. tiredoftea December 27th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    He seems nice, he’s available to babysit, then?

    • whatthe46 December 27th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      the relationships people are willing to ruin over a few pennies.

      • Jones December 27th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

        Sounds like he may have ruined his life as well.

        • whatthe46 December 27th, 2014 at 10:47 pm

          you’re absolutely right. that too.

        • rg9rts December 28th, 2014 at 8:19 am

          I think he just fast tracked it

      • tiredoftea December 27th, 2014 at 10:21 pm


  2. Chinese Democracy December 27th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    what??? ANYTHING but Micky Mouse! That is heinous M..I..C… K… E… Y why? because I needed 30 bucks … sigh

  3. infectious_d December 27th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    the look on his face just screams “i need meth money!”

    • tiredoftea December 27th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      His teeth are too nice!

      • infectious_d December 27th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

        true, though he could have just started using not long ago :p

  4. GreatLakeSailor December 27th, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Shoulda stole $30billion. Then he’da paid the DOJ a small percentage, say $300million, and been on his way. Easy Peasy.

    The US Justice System loves The Rule of Law so much, they made two sets!

  5. uzza December 27th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Dam, christmas is TERRIBLE! Dogs eat their owners, kids shoot their parents,fathers shoot their sons, and little kids get their toys stolen.
    We need to declare War on Christmas.

  6. rg9rts December 28th, 2014 at 8:17 am

    This moron thinks he’s posing for his highschool yearbook..not a mug shot…Former family friend…I’d look over the rest of the bunch too if he was an example of friends

  7. Anomaly 100 December 28th, 2014 at 9:30 am


    • Carla Akins December 28th, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Wow, repub caps and all.

  8. booker25 December 28th, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Bet the child’s mom had to work hard to buy the gift and this jerk came along and stole it.

  9. fancypants December 29th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    $30 bucks only to post 25 grand or 10% bail ?
    that’s republican math …