A Burton, Michigan man has been charged with the theft of 255 truck batteries in Saginaw County.
According to Michigan Live, John A. Jerrolds, 54, has been charged with larceny of property of $20,000 or more.
Authorities said Jarrolds tolled an area with a lot of commercial traffic and used bolt cutters and tools to steal the batteries.
Surveillance footage from some of the businesses where the batteries were stolen was used to identify Jerrolds’ black Ford Ranger.
On December 9, 2012, a Buena vista Police officer spotted Jerrolds’ truck in an area that had been “hard-hit by the larcenies.”
The officer pulled over Jarrolds and found bolt cutters and tools. “A state police crime lab report stated that the seized bolt cutters made the cut marks from severed battery posts, Klecker said,” Michigan Live reported.
Detectives claim Jerrolds sold the batteries to scrapyards in Flint and on the street.
Jerrolds is awaiting trial in Saginaw County. He faces up to 10 years in prison for the charge of $20,000-plus larceny. If charged with a lesser crime of larceny, he faces a 5-year prison term.
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