Jan 10, 2014 12:27 PM by Letitia Walker

Suspect accused of pawning stolen items

A Sulphur man is facing burglary charges after deputies say he pawned the items he took.
On December 4th, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish homeowner told deputies her house had been broken into. She said she came home to find her door had been forced open and a jewelry box and numerous electronic items, including a laptop and gaming console, were stolen.

Detectives say 29-year-old Matthew J. Begnaud pawned the stolen laptop at a local pawn shop for cash on December 5th.

Monday, Begnaud was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling; theft over $500; and theft under $500.
Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $75,000.

The stolen laptop was recovered and returned to the victim.



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