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Maintenance worker charged with stealing from seniors in Lackawanna apartments

A maintenance worker at a senior apartment complex in Lackawanna has been charged with stealing from residents, according to police.

Lackawanna police had been investigating a series of burglaries at Orchard Place Senior Apartments, 133 Orchard Place, over the last 12 months, the department said Monday.

Joel Padilla, 36, has been charged with four counts of burglary and five counts of petit larceny. Padilla admitted in interviews with investigators that he committed thefts from numerous apartments, Lackawanna police said.

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