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Police: Brothers stole recycling cans

Stevie Peterson, 62, Maryln Peterson, 61, both of 1208 E. Elm St., were charged with misdemeanor larceny, first-degree trespass and obtaining property by false pretense.

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Two brothers have been arrested after police said they tried to turn trashcans into cash.

Stevie Peterson, 62, Maryln Peterson, 61, both of 1208 E. Elm St., were charged with misdemeanor larceny, first-degree trespass and obtaining property by false pretense.

Police investigating the theft of aluminum cans from Goldsboro's sanitation department located the stolen cans at a private recycling center. Officials there implicated the brothers, saying they were paid $86 for the cans, police said.

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