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Two Stafford men charged with thefts
Two Stafford County men are facing several theft charges after police say they tried to pawn stolen items three times in the same day.
Stafford Deputy Dustin Walker responded to the Walmart on Garrisonville Road around 5:50 p.m. Thursday for a reported larceny in progress.
According to Stafford Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Kennedy, two males suspected of stealing video games had already left the store by the time the deputy arrived.
A loss-prevention employee gave a description of the men’s vehicle and said they thought they had been in the store earlier that day, Kennedy said.
A short time later, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from an area pawnshop employee saying that two males matching the description of the men deputies were looking for were in the store, he said.
The deputy spotted the car driving away and conducted a traffic stop and noticed boxes for items that were stolen from the Walmart store, he said.
Kennedy said it was determined that the two men were responsible for taking items from the store three times that day and taking the stolen items to different pawnshops in Stafford, Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg.
Nathan Infanti, 21, and Christopher Cunico are each charged with three counts of grand larceny with intent to sell, three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, three counts of obtaining money by false pretenses and possession of burglary tools.
They were taken to the Rappahannock Regional Jail under a $3,000 bond.