Coralville man charged with helping to steal $50,000

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 13, 2010 7:10 AM

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A Coralville man was charged with aiding and abetting the burglary of $50,000 in property from an Iowa City home.

Wally Patheuangsin, 19, of Coralville was charged Dec. 8 with aiding and abetting first-degree theft and third-degree burglary.

According to Iowa City police, Patheuangsin and two codefendants reportedly went to the victim's home knowing the residents would be out of town. The codefendants reportedly entered the home to steal numerous items — mainly jewelry as well as clothes, shoes, liquor, cash, and electronics amounting to approximately $50,000.

Police said an informant told officers the defendant and the two codefendants were responsible for the burglary.

Patheuangsin reportedly admitted to his involvement in an interview as well as the involvement of the codefendants. He also gave specific details as to how the burglary was carried out, police said.

Third-degree burglary is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison or a maximum $7,500 fine. First-degree theft is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.

— by Nina Earnest

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