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Facebook Sales Page Used To Recover Stolen Items - Two Arrested
Updated November 3, 2014 7:41 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(ORANGE CO) - Stolen property from a series of Orange County break-ins was found on a Facebook page used to sell items.

The Orleans Police Department had been investigating a string of car break-ins in the area, when Thursday, a victim contacted Officer Alex Fugate to inform him that a number of the stolen items were listed on a Facebook page named "Bedford Better Online Yardsale".

Officer Fugate contacted State Police Detective David Henderson to ask for his assistance with the case.

Detective Henderson reached out to the seller of the stolen items to arrange a meet to stage the purchase of the items. Detective Henderson met with 25-year-old Michael Norman at 1:15 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Burger King in Bedford.

Norman attempted to sell one of the stolen items to the detective. After checking and verifying that the item was in fact stolen, Norman was arrested.

Along with Norman, officers later arrested 25-year-old Kasie New in Bedford. New was the person responsible for setting up the sale of the stolen items on Facebook. After speaking with New, officers recovered, in total, 25 stolen items.

Norman and New were both arrested without incident, on charges possession of stolen property and were booked into the Lawrence County Jail.

Detective Henderson was assisted by the Bedford and Lawrence County Police Departments.

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