TROY, Maine — A Troy farmer frustrated with repeated cash thefts from her honor-system farm stand decided to take matters into her own hands.
Joyce Benson says she first started noticing the thefts from the cash box at her unstaffed roadside stand last year. She even installed a box with a lock, but that was broken into as well.
She tells WCSH-TV that she has lost about $1,000 in all.
She bought a small camera to monitor the stand and was able to catch someone on tape.
Benson gave the evidence to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, who recognized the person in the image and charged 19 year-old Dakota Durand with theft by unauthorized taking.
Benson says she’s not the only area farmer dealing with thefts.