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Lehighton man charged in Thorpe

Published September 01. 2011 05:00PM

Jim Thorpe police report the arrest of Scott Thomas Heffelfinger Jr., 24, of 136 S. Seventh St., Lehighton, on charges of receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Police said they recovered a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier on Aug. 10 at 7 a.m. and later learned the vehicle was stolen in Lehighton.

Police said Heffelfinger was identified as a suspect and was interviewed at the Carbon County Correctional Facility where he is an inmate, during which time the man admitted to stealing the vehicle.

Police said Heffelfinger was also charged with theft and receiving stolen property, stemming from another incident in the borough. At 1 p.m. Aug. 15, a Catherine Green reported to police that an acquaintance had stolen $20 from her residence.

Police said Heffelfinger admitted to that theft as well.

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