Man Doing Community Service Stole from Beth El Center Volunteer: Police

A man who was doing court-ordered community service at the Beth El Center in Milford is accused of stealing money, a debit card and a cell phone from a volunteer.

Police arrested Eric Bauer, 27, of Milford, on Tuesday after investigating a theft complaint.

He is accused of taking the items out of the victim’s purse as the center was serving meals to about 75 people.

Staff members at the center said they found everything that was stolen but the cash in the trash in the men's bathroom.

Bauer was charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Bauer was recently arrested on unrelated charges after allegedly "poking" someone on Facebook who had a protective order against him.

He was released on a promise to appear for the most recent charges and is due in court on June 28.

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