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STONINGTON — A former employee of a local car dealership is facing charges after the police said he sold camera equipment to a pawn shop that had been reported stolen from a car left at the dealership in late August.

Stonington police took Theodoros C. Tsiakiris, 40, into custody on Oct. 10 when Tsiakiris appeared in court for an unrelated New London incident. Tsiakiris, of 10 Nile St. in Westerly, was charged with fourth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear for an plea hearing on Nov. 5, according to state judicial records.

According to a police report, Stonington police had obtained a warrant for Tsiakiris following an investigation into a theft at a local business. The police report said the victim reported a total of $1,500 worth of camera equipment was taken from his car while it was at an unnamed local dealership in town.

Police spoke with Tsiakiris, who is no longer employed by the dealership, and he admitted to “finding the stolen items on the grounds of the dealership,” and selling them at a Groton pawn shop on Aug. 27.

— Jason Vallee

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