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Police say a Rhode Island man is facing charges after he allegedly stole several rent payments left by tenants at a local inn.

Officers were called to the Elm Tree Inn after staff complained of someone breaking into the office.

Officers using surveillance camera footage have identified 41-year-old David Hazard as the suspect.

Hazard told police he was trying to get his own rent money, however video showed several other tenants making deposits. Police say at least $310 should have been in the safe, but it was found empty.

Police say Hazard was taken into custody and is facing charges for burglary, larceny and criminal mischief.

Court records show Hazard has previously pleaded not guilty to two other larceny-related charges this year.

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