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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police arrested StarNews Circulation Manager Richard Scott Wiggs Monday and charged him with stealing money from the newspaper.

According to the StarNews, investigators say he stole more than $100,000 over a two-year period. The paper’s parent company, The New York Times, say he he stole at least $52,000.

Wiggs is out of jail on a $25,000 secured bond. The paper also says Wiggs is no longer employed there.

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  • Brian

    The newspaper doesn’t pay their distribution people a living wage, unfortunately. Not an excuse, but I’ll be he was earning under $20k / year working there.

  • SurfCityTom

    making $75K or higher for that job

  • ChefnSurf

    He was the circulation manager … He had acces to enough money to steal between 50 and 100 thousand dollars … Sounds pretty naive to think he was making less than $20K

    Using your “victim logic” one would have to come to the conclusion that all the homeless people in the world should be master criminals by now.

  • Q

    He’s making zero K’s now.

  • Guesto

    Sounds like the company frowns on this behavior.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    ….for being left-wing stooges, kowtowing to their bosses in New York?

  • Guest

    THAT’S FOR SURE. AT LEAST HE HAD A JOB THEN.

  • Guestsdgags

    What town are you living in???? 75k??? Get real.

  • Sara

    You are right on target. He had to be making over $75k per year. Greed got the best of him. Too bad….I bet he will not make that in jail.

  • SurfCityTom

    you get real.

    He was in charge of all home deliveries. He oversaw the actions of District Managers and Route delivery personnel.

    If anything, $75K may fall short of what he made.

  • Guest

    MAKING MORE THAN 75K’S AT A NEWSPAPER THAT OUTSOURCES ITS PRINTING? “NICE”. LIKE THE LADY SAID. HES NOT MAKING 20, OR 75 NOW.

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