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2nd relative charged in case of theft from uncle's building

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Nov 06 2013 12:03:57 PM CST
BANGOR, Pa. -

A second relative of a man who owns a building where metal objects were stolen last month has been arrested, officials said.

Alexander Taylor stole five silver alloy Hummer H2 rims and a deli meat slicer from the basement of a home owned by his uncle, Joel Tilli,in the 500 block of Division St., Bangor, sometime in mid-October, officials said.

A week ago, Monica M. Taylor, Tilli's niece and Alexander Taylor's sister, was charged with receiving stolen property and theft for selling as scrap 104 pounds of aluminum stolen on Oct. 18 from her uncle's building for $46.80 to JFR Salvage Inc., Plainfield Township, Northampton Co., officials said.

She was released on $2,500 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

At the time of her arrest, Monica Taylor, who was living in her uncle's building, told police she watched her brother take the rims from the basement and load them into a vehicle, officials said.

She also admitted to helping her brother in scrapping the rims by allowing him to use her ID to complete the sale to JFR Salvage, officials added.

Police became aware of the sale on Oct. 29, the day after Tilli went to police headquarters to report the theft, officials said.

Alexander Taylor, 22, of 299 Alpha Drive, Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., was arraigned Tuesday night on charges theft and receiving stolen property and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $5,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 15.