Alleged vending machine thief caught

POSTED: 10:49 PM Nov 07 2013   UPDATED: 7:50 AM Nov 08 2013

A man is charged with stealing from coin-operated machines.

Beaufort County deputies tell NewsChannel 12 that Ronald Hogge, 43, of Greenville, broke into the vending machines at the Piggly Wiggly on River Rd. in Washington on Oct. 27.

They've charged Hogge with three felony counts of breaking into a coin-operated machine.

Washington Police and the Pitt County Sheriff's Office have also charged Hogge with breaking into vending machines.

He was placed in the Beaufort County Detention Center.