Police arrest Clinton man in connection with stolen gift card

Posted April 11, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A local man with a history of theft convictions was arrested Thursday in connection with a stolen gift card.

Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on Park Street on March 26, and one of the items taken was a gift card to a local steakhouse valued at $400, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

Shortly after the burglary was reported, Peter Corson, 48, of Clinton attempted to purchase small items at the steakhouse in attempt to get cash back for the remaining value of the card, Rumsey said.

When told he couldn’t do that, Corson apparently sold the gift card to someone on the street, Rumsey said.

Police were able to recover the card shortly after and tie Corson to it, and on Thursday, he was spotted at a Spring Street address.

Corson was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, a Class C felony due to nine prior theft convictions over the last decade, Rumsey said.

He was brought to Kennebec County Jail, and the investigation into the burglary is ongoing.

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