Canton woman arrested in Chicago for stalking Epstein
CANTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Canton woman was in court in Chicago after being accused of stalking former Boston Red Sox general manger Theo Epstein.
Kathleen Kearney, 44, was arrested on Monday in Chicago after investigators said she showed up at Epstein’s home. Investigators said the woman presented herself at the front door and Epstein’s wife had a conversation with her, thinking Kearney was a neighbor.
Epstein’s wife became suspicious and concerned for her safety when it seemed the Kearney knew too many facts about Epstein and his son.
Investigators said Kearney brought a backpack with a type of happy birthday banner in it for Epstein’s son. Investigators said Kearney went to Wrigley Field twice after the exchange at Epstein’s home, looking for Epstein and then returned to the home where she was then arrested.
In court prosecutors said Kearney did try to contact Epstein at Fenway Park when he was with the Red Sox. At one instance Kearney showed up at the Red Sox corporate offices with food from Burger King for Epstein.
Brookline police said they were hired 18 times in April 2010 and May 2010 to watch the Epstein family’s home. Police would not be specific as to why they were hired.
Kearney is being held on high bail for allegedly stalking Epstein.