SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — An 18-year-old man San Francisco man police say was in possession of more than 100 stolen bicycles has pleaded not guilty to theft charges.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Irving Morales-Sanchez was arraigned Tuesday and entered not guilty pleas to 20 felony counts of receiving or buying stolen property.
Police arrested Morales-Sanchez in May after officers say they found eight stolen bicycles in his home and 106 stolen bicycles in storage lockers.
Investigators believe Morales-Sanchez was selling the bicycles on Craigslist and at the Oakland Flea Market.
The attorney representing Morales-Sanchez, Deputy Public Defender Roberto Evangelista, told the Chronicle that his client and his family were in the business of refurbishing what they thought were legally obtained bicycles and computers and reselling them.
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