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Rutland siblings deny burglary charges

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Todd Miller Todd Miller
Amanda Miller Amanda Miller

A pair of siblings pleaded innocent to a string of burglaries in Rutland that police say funded their heroin addiction.

Todd Miller, 28, and his sister Amanda Miller, 30, pleaded not guilty. The pair is charged with multiple counts of felony burglary.

Police say starting in October, the siblings stole and then pawned jewelry and assorted silverware from at least five homes around the city. Police estimate from one house alone on Church Street the Millers stole up to $12,000 worth of goods.

"They have expressed a heroin addiction and a heroin habit-- both of them. The burglaries that they did commit, they committed them together, and then pawned the stuff, usually, with each other present. So, I think it was a collaborative effort between the two of them," Rutland City Police Det. David LaChance said.

The siblings were released on conditions. If convicted, Todd Miller could face up to 100 years in prison; his sister could spend up to 45 years behind bars.

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