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Richland police caution of stolen property online purchases

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Richland police caution of stolen property online purchases

RICHLAND, Wash. - Police in Richland caution the public of stolen property possession after a case of retail theft hit Tri-Cities.

According to police reports, Renea Montelongo and her parents Richard and Billie Jo Montelongo were selling items they had allegedly stolen from local stores in the Tri-Cities and Spokane.

The family had been selling several stolen items on Facebook Marketplace, authorities said.

Officials with Richland Police Department want to inform the public that possessing stolen property is a crime, and to avoid purchasing stolen property it is important to be discerning of marked down prices. Police said if an online deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Reports said Richard Montelongo was attempting to sell a Play Station 4 on Facebook Marketplace at a low price.

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