Vending Machine Thefts; Former State Employee Charged

Police say a former state employee stole keys to state vending machines during a burglary earlier this week.

Police say 32-year-old Shawn L. Long broke into the Frankfort Self Storage Center on Leestown Road in Frankfort and stole the keys.

Police arrested Long at his home in Frankfort. They say they found the keys and more than $500 in cash at his residence.

He's been charged with 3rd Degree Burglary and Theft By Unlawful Taking. He pleaded not guilty to those charges at an arraignment on Tuesday afternoon.

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