Dog Sitter Accused of Stealing Jewelry and Coins

Clinton police have arrested a man accused of stealing jewelry and coins from acquaintances, including one he was dog sitting for.

Michael McAllister, 56, of Clinton, turned himself in at Clinton Police department just after noon on Friday.

Police started investigating when the residents reported items missing from their homes and obtained warrants for McAllister, who is accused of stealing jewelry and coins and selling them at a local coin and gold buyer.

He had been dog sitting for one victim and it’s not clear how he knew the other, according to police.

McAllister was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.

Bond was set at $500 and he is due in Middletown Superior court on Feb. 11.

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