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2 arrested for stealing guitar, credit card in Rutland

RUTLAND — Police say they have arrested two people in Rutland following a theft that took place last month.

On December 18, authorities were notified of a theft complaint on Vale Road.

The caller told police that someone had just taken two vintage guitars from his vehicle by breaking out the back window.

The caller described a small red SUV with a partial plate of Vermont, “HSD” leaving the scene as he arrived.

Following an investigation, police found that Nicholas Seck, 40, of Rutland, had sold the stolen guitars to Be Music in Rutland, where he was paid with a check.

Seck then traveled to Heritage Family Credit Union.

While at the HFCU, he provided his driver’s license to the teller, at which time, the license number was written on the back of the check.

The license plate and vehicle description are consistent with the original statement made by the complainant.

A copy of the canceled check from HFCU was also obtained.

The case remained open and was actively being investigated until yesterday when Killington Police were again called for a report of a theft from a vehicle parked on Vale Road.

In this case, the complainant told police that multiple items had been taken from her vehicle including her wallet and credit cards.

A short time after the initial report, the caller called back to report her credit cards had just been used to purchase a refrigerator and several other items at the Home Depot in Rutland.

Killington Police requested Vermont State Police assistance in locating the suspected vehicle and a short time later, a vehicle registered to Michelle Seck, fitting the previous description was located by VSP parked at the Highlander Motel in Rutland with a refrigerator strapped to the roof.

Contact was made with both Michelle and Nicholas Seck.

The vehicle was seized and a search warrant was applied for and granted.

A search of the vehicle yielded additional items purchased fraudulently from the Home Depot in addition to other previously stolen property in a separate case that remains under investigation.

Both Nicholas and Michelle Seck have been issued citations to appear in court on February 27 to answer to the charges of possession of stolen property and credit card fraud.

Police say an additional case remains open pending further investigation of items seized during the execution of the search warrant.

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