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Police: Rehoboth man stole landlord's truck

By Melissa Steele | Oct 12, 2012
Source: Delaware State Police Anthony L. Didomenicis

A Rehoboth Beach man, 40, faces charges after police say he stole his landlord's pickup truck and wrote checks to himself after signing his landlord's name.

Police arrested Anthony L. Didomenicis Oct. 9 at the Georgetown Division of Motor Vehicles after receiving a call about a wanted man, said Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. Didomenicis is the former owner of two Rehoboth Beach restaurants: Adriatico Ristorante and Cafe on First Street and Wahoo, now Timothy's, on Route 1.

Police said Didomenicis drove his landlord's 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck to the DMV and was trying to register it in Didomenicis's name, Fournier said.

Police say they found a checkbook and two loose checks endorsed by the landlord – one for $3,200 made out to Didomenicis and the other made out to DMV, Fournier said.

Police said the pickup was in the 36000 block of East Estate Drive, Camelot Meadows, when Didomenicis took it from his 51-year-old landlord. The landlord was at Beebe Medical Center for a medical procedure at the time of the theft, and he did not know Didomenicis had stolen his pickup or checks, Fournier said.

Didomenicis was charged with 34 counts of theft, three counts of attempted theft and three counts of second-degree forgery. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $23,000 secured bond.


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