LOGAN, W.Va. — A resident of Lake, W.Va. was recently arrested after he allegedly stole over $17,000 worth of goods from a women who employed him to help her clean and move her to another home.
Mark Aaron Vincent reportedly worked for the victim between Jan. 1, 2016 and May 24, 2016.
Trooper S.M. Thompson, with the West Virginia State Police, reports he was able to recover a ring from a local pawn shop.
After tracing the pawn receipt, Thompson interviewed the person who pawned the ring and was allegedly informed Vincent had sold them the ring.
Thompson reports he was able to conduct a tape-recorded interview with Vincent during which he allegedly admitted to stealing the ring and selling it for the nerve pill, Xanax.
Two more of the victim’s rings were also reportedly recovered from Vincent’s residence.
At another home in the Lake area, Thompson reports he was able to recover a refrigerator, air conditioner, printer, scanner and carpet shampooer belonging to the victim.
The buyer of the items reportedly informed Thompson they obtained them from Vincent.
Vincent is charged with a felony count of grand larceny.
If he is found guilty, Vincent could be forced to spend up to 10 years in a state correctional facility and pay $2,500 in fines.
Bail was set to $10,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]