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January 28, 2014

Job applicant facing charges

NEW CASTLE — A man who applied for a job Saturday night probably won’t get hired.

Instead, New Castle police charged Ryan Wayne Moore, 36, of 111 E. Leasure Ave. with two counts of theft and one count of receiving stolen property. He was released on $10,000 bond.

Police said surveillance footage shows Moore entering Edward’s at 909 Wilmington Ave. shortly after 8 p.m., Saturday. Officers said he sat at the bar, ordered a light beer and requested a job application.

Police said the footage also shows Moore entering the office then walking out through the restaurant.

At 8:45 p.m., police said, restaurant owners reported the theft of about $4,000.

According to police, officers reviewed the tape, identified Moore and took him into custody at his home.

Police obtained a search warrant and recovered one pair of size 10 Nike athletic shoes, a blue Notre Dame baseball cap, a black lanyard and a black leather jacket — all worn by Moore when he allegedly committed the theft. They were confiscated by police. Officers also recovered $161.

Police said they also found $2,738 in an outside electrical panel near the back door of Moore’s home.

Officers said they observed foot prints in fresh snow which led from the home to that electrical panel.

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