Scion of prominent US family accused of thefts
Jul. 02, 2014
BUFFALO, New York (AP) — A member of a prominent upstate New York family is charged with stealing heirlooms, including guns, and selling them to buy heroin.
Police in East Aurora say 22-year-old Megan Hubbard-Riley and her boyfriend took 13 handguns and other valuables from her mother, Mary Hubbard's, house over six months. Officers say one of the guns was used in a shooting in Buffalo last week.
Mary Hubbard is a granddaughter of Elbert Hubbard, who in the late 1800s founded the Roycroft artisan community as a cradle of the arts and crafts movement in western New York state.
Hubbard-Riley and John Lawandus are charged with grand larceny. The arrests were first reported by The Buffalo News on Wednesday.
Hubbard-Riley's attorney wasn't immediately reachable by phone. Court records show no attorney for Lawandus.