Renter Charged with Stealing Homeowner's Antiques
SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Police say a Southbury man made $18,000 by selling antique cars and other stuff stored in a garage and two barns behind the house he was living in.
The trouble was, the stuff wasn’t his. And it was worth $265,000.
Deane Moss is charged with first-degree larceny and 15 counts of third-degree burglary. He was released after his initial court appearance.
Authorities say he rented the 6,500-square foot home from the owner a year ago with a lease that expressly barred him from entering the storage areas.
He not only entered, but sold a 1940 Ford Coupe, a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, a riding mower, appliances and dozens of other items.
Moss told police he suffers a chemical imbalance that made him delusional and think he owned the home.
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