Pair charged in Currituck County break-ins

David Fantone, photo courtesy Currituck County Sheriff's Office.

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Two people have been charged in connection to two instances of breaking and entering in Currituck County.

Lindsay Voorhees with the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office said the first break-in was reported around 6:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Peck Basket located at 2132 Caratoke Hwy. A large amount of collectable coins, jewelry and a money jar for Animal Lovers Assistance was taken in the break-in.

During the investigation it was determined Powells Market, located behind the Peck Basket, was also a victim. The market’s honor box was missing money.

An attempted break-in was reported the same day at Currituck Feed and Seed located at 3121 Caratoke Hwy.

Later that day, Voorhees said deputies received information about someone cashing in coins at several locations. Two suspects, David Fantone and Elizabeth Cullipher, were identified from surveillance video.

They were found around 1 a.m. Jan. 19 and items missing from the Peck Basket were found in their vehicle, Voorhees said. Both were arrested and charged with two counts of felony breaking/entering, two counts of larceny, one count attempted felony breaking/entering and one count injury to real property.

Cullipher was also charged with one count obtaining property by false pretense and was granted a secured bond of $18,000. Fantone was also charged with driving while license revoked with bond granted at $25,500.




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