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Man accused of stealing antiques from dead in Vt.

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SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) - Police in Shelburne, Vt., say a man has been accused of stealing antiques from homes of the recently deceased.

Charles Pickett, 35, was arrested this week after police found a number of antiques in his home in North Ferrisburgh and in the Champlain Valley Antique Center in Shelburne.

The Burlington Free Press reports the daughter of Gwendolen Pearce of Hinesburg was happy to recover items taken from her late mother's home.

Senior Trooper Benjamin Katz said Thursday that police officers from Hinesburg and Williston, and state troopers from the Williston and New Haven barracks, have investigated several thefts in recent months.

The antique store owner, Thomas Cross, was cited, accused of buying items from Pickett.

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