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Woman sold metal recently stolen from building owned by uncle, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Oct 30 2013 06:44:24 PM CDT
BANGOR, Pa. -

A woman was arrested for selling aluminum stolen from a building owned by her uncle about two weeks ago, officials said.

Monica M. Taylor was paid $46.80 for 104 pounds of aluminum by JFR Salvage Inc., Plainfield Township, Northampton Co., around 3:15 p.m. Oct. 18, officials said.

Police became aware of the sale Tuesday afternoon, the day after Joel Till went to police headquarters to report five silver alloy Hummer H2 rims and a deli meat slicer was taken from the basement of a home he owns at 559 Division St., Bangor, sometime during the last two weeks, officials said.

Till told police he suspected Taylor, who lives in the building, and her brother, Alexander Taylor, stole the rims and slicer, and when police spoke with Monica Taylor, she claimed she watched Alexander Taylor take the rims from the basement and then allowed him to use her ID to complete the sale to JFR Salvage, officials said.

Monica Taylor, 21, was arraigned on charges of receiving stolen property and theft and released on $2,500 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 19.

Alexander Taylor has not been charged in the theft and sale of the metal.