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Police: Cary man posed with stolen car on Facebook

Posted September 28, 2011
Updated September 29, 2011

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— Two men face charges of burglary and car theft after Cary police found a picture of one man posing with a stolen car online, according to search warrants released Monday.

Matthew Adam Thompson, of 1133 Alston Village Lane, and his friend, Samuel James Clayton Harvey, were arrested Sept. 18 after police spotted them in a vehicle that matched the description of one used in burglary, the warrants state.

Police stated in the warrants that they found evidence linking Thompson and Harvey to several home burglaries and the theft of two vehicles from a car dealership.

Thompson posted a picture of himself with a stolen Mercedes in the parking lot of his apartment complex on Facebook, and officers also found fake identification they had used at a local car dealership, the warrants state.

Thompson faces 14 charges including breaking and entering, second-degree burglary, possession of stolen goods, possession of cocaine and felony conspiracy. Harvey faces 10 charges including breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and felony conspiracy.

Thompson was charged in the past with impersonating a law enforcement officer, police said.

Harvey has 2009 convictions for two counts of breaking and entering and one count of wanton injury to personal property, according to state Department of Correction records. He was sentenced to probation.


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  • robnw79 Sep 29, 2011

    Wow, they incriminated themselves. At least do your job well if you aspire to be a criminal when you grow up.

  • deannaandgrace2 Sep 29, 2011


  • Rebelyell55 Sep 29, 2011

    Most likely, probation, maybe 6 months max and credit with time served. Ya got to set your priorities...

  • LittleOldMan Sep 29, 2011

    guess that lavish mercedes got the best of him...just had
    to show it off.....

  • Bob3425 Sep 29, 2011

    Got to love Facebook, he deserve to do all the time, nothing off for good conduct.

  • dwallace9392 Sep 29, 2011

    Leave that white stuff alone!!!! How dumb can you get? You would have done better by turning yourself in!!!!! That's really what he did.Get this guy off the streets before he really do something a lot worse.Lock him up for a while instead of patting him on the wrist.

  • Canes Girl Forever Sep 29, 2011


  • YippiYiyoKiYay Sep 29, 2011

    There's really no accounting for that much stupid.

  • dsalter Sep 29, 2011

    Smart huh? Steal a car, then post it where the world can see. Duh.

  • scarletindurham Sep 29, 2011

    And there's your sign.