NORTH SALEM, NY – The murder of Westchester socialite Lois Colley has revealed a booming black market in her rural area — for hay.
Two workers at her sprawling North Salem farm were arrested by State Police for stealing about $30,000 worth of the horse feed and reselling it while working for Colley, cops said Wednesday.
Angel Parra Penafiel, 34, and Hugo Ramirez-Morales, 34, snatched the hay over three years while working for the 83-year-old woman and her McDonald’s-franchise-mogul husband, cops said.
Cops uncovered the scheme while investigating the Nov. 9 murder — and the farmhands are now being questioned for information that authorities hope will lead to the killer, according to a police source.
It’s the latest twist in a case that has baffled cops and residents of the wealthy town, where Colley was pummeled to death in a laundry room of her sprawling estate.