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Couple accused of selling stolen motorcycle

By Staff | May 7, 2013

HUGHESVILLE – A couple in Wolf Township was arrested and jailed on charges of knowingly possessing a stolen motorcycle and selling it on the Internet to another couple, according to State Trooper Kevin Bletz.

Michael Robert Meyer, 34, and his wife, Vanessa Moser Meyer, also 34, of 152 Bloak Ave. have been charged with felony receiving stolen property and conspiracy as a result of selling a stolen 2004 Suzuki to Gregory and Mandy Vandine for $400.

When the Vandines made the purchase in late May 201, they were unaware that the cycle had been stolen from a barn on Loop Hill Road in Penn Township. The cycle was owned by Timothy Kepner of Hughesville, the trooper said.

Mandy Vandine said she and her husband bought the cycle for their son after seeing it for sale online. “A year after the sale a member of the Kepner family saw a photo on Facebook of a person known to them with a Suzuki that looked exactly like the one that was stolen,” Bletz said.

Days later that facebook photo let police to the Vandine home. Mrs. Vandine showed the cycle to Trooper Gary Beadle. The cycle was impounded after Beadle determined through the vehicle identification number that it was indeed Kepner’s cycle.

Meyer and his wife were arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail each.