Scranton Couple Charged in Burglary Spree Spanning Four Counties and Netting Nearly $1-Million Dollars

December 05, 2018 - 5:40 pm

AP-  A Scranton couple has been charged in a burglary spree that prosecutors say netted them nearly $1 million in cash and property.

Prosecutors say Francis Smith and Dorri Smith ransacked 26 homes and a business in four counties between November 2016 and September 2017.

Prosecutors say their haul was more than $100,000 in cash and more than $800,000 in property, including expensive watches, oil paintings, rugs, jewelry and firearms.

Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell on Wednesday called them a ``modern-day Bonnie and Clyde.''

Francis Smith was arrested last year after leading police on a high-speed chase. Prosecutors say he failed to show up for a hearing. Authorities later found the couple in Panama City, Florida.

Both defendants are being held without bail.

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