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Wake man charged with stealing bait car

Posted October 6, 2011 9:38 a.m. EDT
Updated October 6, 2011 10:48 a.m. EDT

— A Wake County man faces accusations that he stole a car put out by sheriff's deputies to tempt would-be thieves.

Deputies said that Agustin Daniel Seoane, 35, stole a 1994 Toyota sedan that they had placed along U.S. Highway 264 Bypass in Knightdale. The Toyota is worth $2,000, according to an arrest warrant.

Seoane was charged Wednesday with one count of felony larceny.

Deputies said they put out the bait car because there's been a recent increase in thefts of broken-down vehicles.