Rebecca Rubin: Making the FBI’s and American Girl’s wanted list


The poor folks at American Girl: They spent all this time and effort to make sure that the company’s first Jewish doll was just right — but someone forgot to check the FBI’s wanted list.

From The New York Times:

There’s wanted and then there’s WANTED.

American Girl, the doll company based in Middleton, Wis., is expecting strong demand for the newest doll in its historical character line. The 18-inch doll, which went on sale on Sunday, is named Rebecca Rubin and comes with a storybook that describes her life in 1914, growing up on the Lower East Side as the daughter of Jewish Russian immigrants.

But the F.B.I. is more interested in another Rebecca Rubin. Rebecca J. Rubin, who sometimes goes by the alias Little Missy, is a fugitive who was indicted in 2006 in a series of arson fires in Oregon dating to 1997, according to her F.B.I. wanted poster. 

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