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NC man nabbed for stealing property from five states

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HICKORY, NC (AP) -- Hickory police have arrested a man accused of stealing a quarter-million dollars in property from at least five states.

The Hickory Daily Record reports 48-year-old Frederick Charles Washburn is charged with 12 felonies after a potential victim spotted their stolen property on Craigslist. Capt. Thurman Whisnant of the Hickory Police Department.said that person notified the police and the Division of
Motor Vehicles.

Those calls led to an investigation and search warrant of Washburn's lakeside home, and the recovery of boats, personal watercraft, trailers, cars, four-wheelers and more. Whisnant confirmed the stolen property is from California, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maine and probably Florida.

Washburn waived his right to a court-appointed lawyer on Monday. He remains in jail under a $500,000 secured bond.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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