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Missouri man pleads guilty to raiding nephew's piggy bank

  • The Associated Press
  • Published Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 12:53 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 1:33 p.m.

A north St. Louis County man admits that he stole money from his 4-year-old nephew's piggy bank to use for drugs and prostitutes.

KSDK reports 31-year-old Baron Calmese pleaded guilty Friday to a felony stealing charge. He will be sentenced next month.

Calmese was arrested last July after he took more than $500 for his nephew's piggy bank.

Investigators say Calmese took the money after first asking the boy's mother — his sister — if he could borrow some change. The woman told Calmese he could take $2 but he took all the money he could shake out of the bank.

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