SEQUELS: Strange Death of Dr. Covner

When bespectacled, 51-year-old Dr. Albert H. Covner called the police to report that a baby sitter had stolen $18,000 in small bills from a closet of his Nahant, Mass, home, he got little return but publicity and trouble. The sitter and two teen-age girl friends were arrested (TIME, Oct. 29) amid a New York City shopping spree, but not before they had spent $3,000 of the money and had lost all the rest to a nameless big-city sharpie.

In the days that followed, the doctor got an unmerciful ribbing from people who wanted to know why he had put all...

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