Pennsylvania Babysitter Stole Toddler’s Gift From Under Tree

Updated: December 26, 2014
Pennsylvania Babysitter Stole Toddler's Gift From Under Tree

A Pennsylvania babysitter stole a 2-year-old’s Christmas present from under the tree and returned it to the store so he could pocket a $30 refund, police say.

Sunbury police arrested Sean Ashelman on Monday on theft, forgery and stolen property charges in connection with the heist of the Mickey Mouse table and chair set.

The 24-year-old remains jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail and couldn’t be reached for comment.

Police tell the Daily Item Ashelman took the unwrapped gift from a Watsontown home Dec. 19 while he and his girlfriend were baby-sitting.

They say Ashelman found a receipt in the mother’s bedroom, took the gift to the Family Dollar store next door and forged a signature to complete the return.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 31.