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Fayette man charged with two counts of grand larceny after stealing cash, jewelry

A Fayette man was taken into custody after a theft investigation that happened over a two month period.

Derek Baker, 36, of Fayette was charged with two felony counts of grand larceny, according to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

He’s accused of stealing more than $7,000 from a bank account, which belonged to another Fayette resident. The theft took place over a two-month period. He then stole almost $6,800 in jewelry from the same victim and used their EZPass to charge over $200 in tolls.

Baker was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date.