Theft, deception charges

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A ROSEBUD man was charged with 15 counts of burglary, theft and obtaining property by deception after being arrested Thursday 12 March.

The 25-year-old appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on Friday where he was remanded to appear at a later date.

The charges relate to the alleged theft of a backpack at Rye Yacht Club, overnight 4 May. It contained a laptop computer and credit cards. Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Steve Reidy, of Somerville CIU, said the laptop was later recovered on the foreshore and returned to its owner. The cards had been used in multiple deceptions at southern peninsula retail outlets.

The man was also charged with stealing a DVD player from a holiday house in Truemans Road, Tootgarook, 9-11 March, which was later recovered; stealing food from another house in Truemans Road, 9-20 February; theft of cash and gym equipment from Adrenalin Gym, Rye, and four other counts of theft and deceptions using credit cards stolen from homes from Rye to Dromana.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 17 March 2020

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