Prosecutors Charge Prolific Pickpockets


Charles Cherry and Edward Maloy, who are being held at the King County Jail on $75,000 bail each, have been working their pickpocketing routine since at least 2008, according to King County prosecutors. Seattle police Detective Frank Clark said the thefts could date to as early as 2005.

In addition to the cases leading to Thursday’s criminal charges, Clark said he is investigating more than two dozen others for possible links to Cherry and Maloy, including the theft last fall of Kattenhorn’s wallet.

Clark said he believes the men are the most prolific pickpockets he has seen in his seven years in the police Robbery Unit.