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Police: Man Sells Stolen Phone to ecoATM Kiosk in Burlington, VT

35-year-old Michael Santiago, of Winchester, N.H., is accused of stealing a phone and selling it to the ecoATM kiosk located in the Burlington Town Center Mall.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - 35-year-old Michael Santiago, of Winchester, N.H., is accused of stealing a phone and selling it to the ecoATM kiosk located in the Burlington Town Center Mall.

Police say on September 14, Santiago stole a cell phone from an unlocked vehicle in the Hannaford parking lot in South Burlington. Later that week he sold the cell phone to the ecoATM machine.

The owner of the phone was located and told police that he loaned the phone to Santiago. Police say Santiago claimed the phone was stolen from him and he was not the one who sold it to ecoATM.

Santiago is being charged with possession of stolen property and false pretense. Santiago is due in court in December.
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