Two men arrested in Wareham for allegedly stealing holiday gifts left for waste removal workers

Wareham police have arrested two men for allegedly stealing envelopes attached to trash barrels containing gift cards and cash intended for the trash removal employees in the area, police said.

Albert Crepeau, 32, and Joshua Hands, 31, both of Fall River, are each facing seven charges of larceny under $250, Wareham police said in a statement.

On Tuesday, police received a call from a resident that two men in a silver vehicle were removing the envelopes on Swifts Beach Road. Police dispatched officers to inquire.

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After being approached by authorities, Crepeau and Hands admitted to police that they had stolen the envelopes and a search of the car revealed ripped envelopes, cash, and gift cards.

Both men posted bail and were arraigned at Wareham District Court this morning. They will return to court for a pre-trial hearing on Feb. 5.