Two Marathon women charged with stealing fishing equipment

Two Marathon women are under arrest after being caught on video tape stealing fishing equipment from Ocean Isles Fishing Village.

The victim called the Sheriff’s Office Friday to report his fishing rods and reels were missing. He said he left them outside on the deck at the back of his apartment. He told Deputy Sydney Whitehouse he last saw them on Aug. 14, and noticed they were gone on the morning of Aug. 17.

On Monday, the victim called back with more information. Deputy Nicholis Whiteman responded back to ocean Isles Fishing Village. The victim and the property manager showed Deputy Whiteman video tape of two women taking the fishing equipment. Deputy Whiteman recognized the two women from previous contacts as 22 year old Sandra Day and 28 year old Carlie Rivera, both of Marathon.

After Deputy Whiteman confronted Rivera about the video, which clearly showed her and Day taking the items, she returned the stolen equipment which was identified by the victim as his.

Rivera and Day were arrested and charged with grand theft.

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