Couple charged in bank robbery - Sent...

Couple charged in bank robbery - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 153 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Mar 10, 2010, titled Couple charged in bank robbery - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Police arrested a man and woman in the woods off Route 70 in Lancaster Tuesday afternoon and charged them with robbing the TD Banknorth branch inside Shaw's Supermarket at 25 Water Tower Plaza.

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lisa wong the second

Lynn, MA

#127 Mar 19, 2010
Right Said Fred wrote:
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I've swapped her so many times, I'm pretty sure she came back? I'll have to check. Sure common over and "C" me at Mr. C's I'm always there just as for me by name...we're right on route 20 West...
C U Soon!
i want in
Right Said Fred

Leominster, MA

#128 Mar 22, 2010
lisa wong the second wrote:
<quoted text>i want in
Common down Lisa, we'd like some asian cuisine!
BFA

West Hyannisport, MA

#129 Mar 22, 2010
Marie P wrote:
Baby mommas?? How many baby mommas do you have?? Ten kids?? I betcha your baby mommas are collecting from the system because they claim you don't help out. If you do really help them, good for you. Just curious what 3 jobs you have seeing half of the population around here can't even get part time jobs because there aren't any out there.
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because he is probably a border jumper living here illegally, getting paid under the table, and get more help from the government than people who pay taxes... this is why the system we live in is failing
Leominster Lady

Leominster, MA

#130 Mar 23, 2010
BFA wrote:
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because he is probably a border jumper living here illegally, getting paid under the table, and get more help from the government than people who pay taxes... this is why the system we live in is failing
This is one part of the systemt that is failing. The other is the employment sector. Companies are shipping jobs to Asia for a fraction of the cost they can pay an American. With no benefits and no taxes to pay either. State Street Bank, one of the biggest in Boston, just shipped 7,500 jobs to Asia and laid off people who had between 25 to 30 years of service in their mid-fifties. The worst part, these people think they are going to get employment again or similar employment. How'd you like to start all over again in your 50's. The companies just don't care. The worst part is that these people are up against recent grads who they can pay a lot less and get the same work out of them. Everybody can be replaced... This is a failing system as well. In Germany, they are not permitted to do this unless they find you another job or train you to work for another compnay...that system is working.
Marlborough Mom

United States

#132 Mar 23, 2010
Voter wrote:
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If Germany's system is working so well then why is their unemployment rate almost as high as ours at 8.7%?
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/wires.php...
Actually it was worse at over 20% before they implemented these programs. The programs have made a drastic change in their unemployment rate. And at the rate they are going, it will be way below our unemployment rate soon.

As you can see, our unemployment rate is rising for two reasons we are not willing to implement change as easily and our market system is more flexible. Our Free market system is "everyone is out for themselves" and nobody else. The corporations have to make money for the shareholders, not the employees. This will eventually lead to more people losing while large corporations are win.

At this point, Americans are willing to work for wages below that of 1972 when inflation is taken into account. That's why we have too much credit...for every $1.00 an American makes, they spend $1.25 and that's rising. People buying homes with mortgages they will never pay off, 30 or 40 years....people leasing cars way too expensive then they can afford only to try to keep up with the Jones. I'll be damned if I'm going to work for a car payment. Etc., I don't need to go on here, we all know what's going on.
geezer

Wellesley, MA

#133 Mar 27, 2010
Marlborough Mom wrote:
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Actually it was worse at over 20% before they implemented these programs. The programs have made a drastic change in their unemployment rate. And at the rate they are going, it will be way below our unemployment rate soon.
As you can see, our unemployment rate is rising for two reasons we are not willing to implement change as easily and our market system is more flexible. Our Free market system is "everyone is out for themselves" and nobody else. The corporations have to make money for the shareholders, not the employees. This will eventually lead to more people losing while large corporations are win.
At this point, Americans are willing to work for wages below that of 1972 when inflation is taken into account. That's why we have too much credit...for every $1.00 an American makes, they spend $1.25 and that's rising. People buying homes with mortgages they will never pay off, 30 or 40 years....people leasing cars way too expensive then they can afford only to try to keep up with the Jones. I'll be damned if I'm going to work for a car payment. Etc., I don't need to go on here, we all know what's going on.
No kidding, in regards to people living way beyond their means. I don't need a new twenty thousand dollar car every two years, the house I bought in 1970 has been paid off for years, I don't realy think I need to buy another one with 18 rooms, 15 of which no one will ever use,for three quarters of a million dollars or more, altho it will look good on Christmas cards to gloat about.
Chunky Charlie

Orlando, FL

#134 Mar 27, 2010
geezer wrote:
<quoted text>No kidding, in regards to people living way beyond their means. I don't need a new twenty thousand dollar car every two years, the house I bought in 1970 has been paid off for years, I don't realy think I need to buy another one with 18 rooms, 15 of which no one will ever use,for three quarters of a million dollars or more, altho it will look good on Christmas cards to gloat about.
I agree, people are so stuck on things they think people with money have. Actually, the people who have this "stuff" have no money and are very poor financially and in life.

See I'm at one of my homes in Florida. I have a great life because I didn't spend my money on stupid stuff. I invested wisely and now have places all over the world for me to visit. I also didn't have a job all my life. Jobs are for people who want to work for a limited pay and mediocre life...that's not for me or my family!
codger

North Reading, MA

#135 Apr 2, 2010
Chunky Charlie wrote:
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I agree, people are so stuck on things they think people with money have. Actually, the people who have this "stuff" have no money and are very poor financially and in life.
See I'm at one of my homes in Florida. I have a great life because I didn't spend my money on stupid stuff. I invested wisely and now have places all over the world for me to visit. I also didn't have a job all my life. Jobs are for people who want to work for a limited pay and mediocre life...that's not for me or my family!
It seems today that there is an air of entitlement, that all people SHOULD have all the big nice houses and cars, no one seems to teach the younger generation that in order to get these things you have to WORK for them. Personal responsibility has been bred out of a very large segment of our society. Everyone has a right to pursue these ideals, but nowhere does it say that they have a right to get them at someone elses expense. The more I worked, the more I made, being able to take care or the things I NEEDED, after saving, and somw wise investing, I was able to get the things I WANTED. This didn't happen overnight, patience, perseverance and WORK. Too many people today have "want" confused with "need".
Chunky Charlie

Fernandina Beach, FL

#137 Apr 2, 2010
codger wrote:
<quoted text>It seems today that there is an air of entitlement, that all people SHOULD have all the big nice houses and cars, no one seems to teach the younger generation that in order to get these things you have to WORK for them. Personal responsibility has been bred out of a very large segment of our society. Everyone has a right to pursue these ideals, but nowhere does it say that they have a right to get them at someone elses expense. The more I worked, the more I made, being able to take care or the things I NEEDED, after saving, and somw wise investing, I was able to get the things I WANTED. This didn't happen overnight, patience, perseverance and WORK. Too many people today have "want" confused with "need".
The world is a big mess today and the United States is heading all the problems. I'm sick of the entitlements, the poor people thinking they need every electronic device, the latest big screen TV and the status symbol cars... What A Mess we have created that's why I'm on my way to Puerto Vallarta for a few weeks to check my house down there. The difference between me and them...I have freedom to do what I want! While most status symbols are driving in to Boston for the next 30 years...not for me or my family.... C U Later!
Glad I am gone

Westminster, MA

#138 Apr 6, 2010
I worked for the Mc Niff family for many years and believe me the whole family, uses & abuses people, especially the elderly. People that are still there are needy and can't work at a legal place. Unfortunately the kids of the McNiff family ( illegitimate also) are the ones who suffer in the end, thru no parental supervision. They are living what they learned growing up, steal, rob, and take advantage of people to get what you want. They may be rich with money but poor with a good life style. Not a way to live!
Glad I am gone

Westminster, MA

#139 Apr 6, 2010
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>... and the fact that they robbed a bank at GUNPOINT! Stop making excuses for them.
Are you for real. They come from money, his step father, Danny whom he lived with from when he was very young gave him everything, everything but the right direction. Stanly McNiff's family does not care about anyone but themselves.( I have known them for 37 years and it's always been like that)
Glad I am gone

Westminster, MA

#140 Apr 6, 2010
Mike from Leominster wrote:
I am a hard working hispanic Nurse, I work long hard shifts while my husband struggles every day to keep his small business going to support our family. I feel sorry for individuals who have nothing better to do with their time but to bad mouth people they don't even know. Hopefully you will never know the pain of raising a child, providing him or her with all the love and support that you can give. Teach them good values, hard work, and the importance of an education, all of this to someday have the influence of drugs take all of your hard work away. What is hurtful is that all of our struggles never paid off, were never noticed, only the bad in "drug activity" and bad choices that he made stand out. You are probably not aware that our daughter, His sister has done so well, Never in trouble, works 2 jobs, in her 3rd year of college, both of them raised the same with the same opportunities. We now have 2 beautiful innocent hispanic-Irish grandchildren to take care of, to shield from all the pain and awful comments made by ignorant people. Yes their parents were wrong in big ways, this they are paying for now. But please, dont categorize us all in your awful comments, we pay taxes, obey the law, and work hard. Judge people individually, it is the only fair way.
Proud to be a McNiff
Mother of Carlos McNiff
Excuse me:

we pay taxes, obey the law, and work hard. I think not, you should only hope someone does not turn Mohawk or McNiff Realty into the IRS.........
Sad to hear Ayer MA

Maynard, MA

#141 Apr 7, 2010
Supportive wrote:
The ignorant racial comments some of you have made are ridiculous. This has nothing to do with race. Amy and Steven (Carlos) are good people and I care for them both. They have two beautiful children and Amy is an amazing loving mother who I love dearly. Maybe you should stop and consider the economy, and how hard it is to raise two young children. In times of desperation, people make desperate moves.
^^ This person is right. I know what it's like to be in a bind in a desperate momment. I'm 100% sure they didn't want to rob a bank but you don't know what situation they were in to make them do this. We live in a world were mistakes & bad choices are made everyday, It's what you do after it that matters. I hope they both get through this and learn from it.
Wow

Maynard, MA

#142 Apr 7, 2010
I just got finished reading all these comments & i'm shock how people just pass judgement on others. Seriously You all should look in the mirror, It's easy to judge someone in there worst momment. I like you to sit there and find something positive in it rather than bash 2 young people just because they made a mistake. I know Amy & shes a good person who just did a bad thing. I don't know steve to well but from the few times i met him he seem very likeable. Anyways don't make this a race thing or a family thing, It was just two young adults who made a bad decision and are paying for it. It doesn't effect any of us except The two of them & there kids. Be positive instead of negative.
seen it all

AOL

#143 Apr 21, 2010
hahaha supportive do you know amy and steve??????? because you are not describing steve and amy. if you do know her then you know she abandoned her daughter when she was under a year old do go be a crackhead and called steve a year or two later because she wanted to change had another kid and had only been takin care of them both since the son was born. and tough economic times????? they lived with steve's parents how hard up could they have been for money??? plus the fact amy wrote $6000 in fraudulent checks to north middlesex savings bank right before christmas. but it has nothing to do with drugs right supportive?????
Carol Southworth LCU

Leominster, MA

#144 Apr 21, 2010
seen it all wrote:
hahaha supportive do you know amy and steve??????? because you are not describing steve and amy. if you do know her then you know she abandoned her daughter when she was under a year old do go be a crackhead and called steve a year or two later because she wanted to change had another kid and had only been takin care of them both since the son was born. and tough economic times????? they lived with steve's parents how hard up could they have been for money??? plus the fact amy wrote $6000 in fraudulent checks to north middlesex savings bank right before christmas. but it has nothing to do with drugs right supportive?????
When will these idiots around here learn? Stupid white-trash.
you dumbass

Rayville, LA

#145 Apr 30, 2010
Juanna wrote:
Were Amy's kids names "Crack" and "Heroin"? because that is what she stole the money to support! You should change your name from "supportive" to "ENABLER".. idiot!
this is for those who want to down amy and steven, and not even know them, or the whole story.....you have no right to judge them, only i person can judge, and make the final judgement, and that is GOD. this is not a time to make fun of the kids, or family, we need to pray for them, nothing eles. one sin is no better or bigger. yes they did do something wrong, but you are doing just the same by judging and making fun of innocent children. so how are you any better???
Stephanie

Leominster, MA

#146 Apr 30, 2010
you dumbass wrote:
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this is for those who want to down amy and steven, and not even know them, or the whole story.....you have no right to judge them, only i person can judge, and make the final judgement, and that is GOD. this is not a time to make fun of the kids, or family, we need to pray for them, nothing eles. one sin is no better or bigger. yes they did do something wrong, but you are doing just the same by judging and making fun of innocent children. so how are you any better???
Please we don't want to know the whole Efing story! Who cares, and who is God to Judge... Does he have his own show "Judge God"?
Supporter

East Taunton, MA

#147 Jun 26, 2010
amy shack is an amazing mother to her two kids, not a "crack-head" by any means .. find out the WHOLE truth before you judge.. people make me sick.
Been there

Lunenburg, MA

#148 Jul 29, 2010
Mike from Leominster wrote:
I am a hard working hispanic Nurse, I work long hard shifts while my husband struggles every day to keep his small business going to support our family. I feel sorry for individuals who have nothing better to do with their time but to bad mouth people they don't even know. Hopefully you will never know the pain of raising a child, providing him or her with all the love and support that you can give. Teach them good values, hard work, and the importance of an education, all of this to someday have the influence of drugs take all of your hard work away. What is hurtful is that all of our struggles never paid off, were never noticed, only the bad in "drug activity" and bad choices that he made stand out. You are probably not aware that our daughter, His sister has done so well, Never in trouble, works 2 jobs, in her 3rd year of college, both of them raised the same with the same opportunities. We now have 2 beautiful innocent hispanic-Irish grandchildren to take care of, to shield from all the pain and awful comments made by ignorant people. Yes their parents were wrong in big ways, this they are paying for now. But please, dont categorize us all in your awful comments, we pay taxes, obey the law, and work hard. Judge people individually, it is the only fair way.
Proud to be a McNiff
Mother of Carlos McNiff
I worked there don't give us that crap about then being honest & law abiding...The car dept & realty office @ McNiff's steal from older people & avoid sales tax not to mention I will personally see that they get an IRS AUDIT.....Hows that, then just maybe they will be law abiding citizens and PROUD TO BE A Mc NIFF !!!!

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