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New York Carnival Operators Accused Of Stealing Trailer Of Amusement Attractions Worth Nearly $200,000

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Two men who operate a carnival business in New York are accused of stealing a trailer containing amusement attractions.

Fairfield Police say 52-year-old William Penn, of Staten Island, and 46-year-old George Smith, of East Meadow, made plans to steal the trailer from Funtime Services in Fairfield, New Jersey, earlier this year.

Penn and a juvenile allegedly traveled to the business on April 12 and stole an enclosed trailer. Inside the trailer were a number of inflatable amusements and a water pistol carnival game.

????️The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of William Penn (52) of Staten Island, N.Y., and George Smith...

Posted by Fairfield Police Department - Essex County, New Jersey on Friday, June 4, 2021

Police say the trailer and its contents are worth about $192,000.

Penn then allegedly towed the trailer to New York City.

The trailer was found in a parking lot in Oceanside on April 30 and eventually returned to its owner.

Police say Penn and Smith turned themselves in to police on June 2.

Penn and Smith have been charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft.

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