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Man arrested for breaking into soda machines, deputies say

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STANLY COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Matthews man was arrested Wednesday for a string of thefts from soda machines in Stanly County, according to the Stanly County Sheriff's Office.

The thefts happened at B.B. Oil, Inc. and Walmart Express on Highway 49 in Richfield. In total, deputies said three machines were damaged and had money taken out of them.

Security footage from both locations, giving investigators enough information to obtain three arrest warrants for Christopher Chad Covington, 38.

Covington was arrested and charged with three counts each of breaking and entering of coin operated machine, damage or destroy coin operated machine, and misdemeanor larceny.

He was given a $10,000 secured bond.

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