SOUTHINGTON - A local man has been charged with stealing a Lego collection valued at nearly $7,000 from his brother.
David Verchinski, 32, was arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court on one count of third-degree larceny.
According to the arrest warrant, Verchinski’s brother reported to police on March 16 that his Lego collection, worth $6,784, was missing from the attic of his parents’ home on Wedgewood Road. He told investigators he suspected his brother had taken them.
Verchinski’s brother was told by a home health care worker, who does work at his parents’ home, that she had seen Verchinski taking boxes out of the attic in early March. She said he looked “frantic” while doing this, according to the warrant.
The brother determined that his collection had been sold to a store on Queen Street. Police then spoke to an employee at the store, who confirmed said Verchinski had sold the collection. Police seized the Legos, and the brother told police that they were his.
When police spoke to Verchinski, he denied stealing anything from his brother. He said the Legos he had sold were his.
Verchinski, of 114 Meriden Ave., who was arrested April 7, is free on a $3,000 non-surety bond. His case was continued Monday without a plea. He is due back in court on May 4.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.