The owner of a Caldwell County store has been charged with accepting stolen property, the sheriffs office says.
Mark Phillip Long was arrested last week and charged with two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of receiving stolen property, investigators say. All three charges are felonies.
Long is the owner of Crazy Marks, a general store in the 3300 block of Hickory Boulevard in Hudson.
The sheriffs office says its deputies, along with Hudson police officers, began investigating Longs business after receiving complaints that the store was accepting and selling stolen goods. Armed with a search warrant, investigators looked through the store last Wednesday and said they found a number of items that had been reported stolen in Caldwell County.
Investigators say they were able to identify the goods from engraved initials and numbers.
Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones said the case is a reminder to residents to identify their person or business property. I encourage all citizens to record the serial numbers on all personal or business property, or mark the items with a distinctive mark if there is no serial number, he said.
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