An Oklahoma girl allegedly stole a steel storage and tried to promote the constructing on-line for $1,500.
Vicki Treaster, 36, is accused of stealing the construction close to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and posting a list on Facebook Marketplace, KOCO News reported.
Court paperwork mentioned the proprietor of the constructing had been searching listings on Facebook Marketplace when he noticed his personal increase on the market, in line with the native information outlet.
He had noticed his construction, which he mentioned is value $6,000, on sale for simply $1,500, and despatched the data to police.
Alongside the advert have been photos of the steel storage displaying somebody within the strategy of dissembling it, the affidavit mentioned. It wasn’t clear when the construction was stolen or how massive it’s.
The investigation led police to Treaster, who admitted that she had listed the constructing on the market on Facebook Marketplace. According to courtroom paperwork, she initially lied to police about the place she acquired the constructing, however then mentioned a buddy had given her permission to take it, KOCO reported.
The buddy she was referring to was the proprietor’s brother. But the proprietor, who has not been recognized, advised police that his brother had moved away from Oklahoma years in the past and offered the storage to him earlier than he left.
Police returned to query Treaster with that info. At that time she modified her story, in line with KOCO. She claimed that another person had given her permission to take the constructing.
The proprietor advised investigators that he had by no means given anybody permission to take the constructing.
Treaster has now been charged with one rely of grand larceny and one rely of unlawfully utilizing a pc community to acquire cash, KOCO reported.
Investigators discovered throughout a felony historical past test that Treaster has a number of prior convictions for housebreaking. Jail information present that these convictions date again to 2006.
The man pictured dismantling the storage on the itemizing Treaster posted on Facebook Marketplace additionally had priors, in line with KOCO.
Newsweek has contacted the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office for remark.
Facebook launched its “Marketplace” in 2016, permitting its customers to purchase and promote gadgets on the social media platform.
The firm described it as a “convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community” after noting in October 2016 that greater than 450 million individuals have been visiting purchase and promote teams on the platform each month.