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Son steals $8,000 in coins from father and buys $60 worth of cocaine

By Mason White 12:02 PM November 18, 2016
Leonard Rinaldi 

By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested on a charge of larceny after allegedly stealing valuable coins from his father and using them to purchase cocaine, according to police in Connecticut.

Torrington police said that they have arrested 53-year-old Leonard Rinaldi, after being accused of stealing $8,000 worth of coins from his father and changing them for just $60.

In court, Rinaldi pleaded not guilty to one count of larceny. He was booked into jail, and his bail has been set at $10,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the suspect’s father called police that his coins were missing. During questioning, Rinaldi told police that he stole the coins.

He then took them to a Coinstar machine at a Stop and Shop and received about $60 dollars. He then used the money to buy crack cocaine.

Police went to the Coinstar machine and managed to recover the coins that were not rejected.

Some coins were rejected by the machine because of its silver content. Police do not know where those coins are. The suspect lives in the same home as his father.