Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Five Golf Carts In Carolina Beach

Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Five Golf Carts In Carolina Beach

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By / Local News / Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:27

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - A man charged with stealing golf carts in Carolina Beach recently pled guilty to felony larceny charges.

According to Detective Sergeant Scott Hettinger, Kelvin Sealey pled guilty on April 22nd, and received "two consecutive 8-19 month active sentences, pay restitution back as part of work release or post release supervision".

The restitution required is $13,706 to five different victims. Three out of the five carts were recovered.

Sealey is also facing numerous charges in various North Carolina counties including Robeson County, Cumberland County, Anson County and others on various larceny charges.

Law enforcement officials urge golf cart owners to follow some simple tips to avoid theft. Those include storing carts in securely locked garages or sheds, installing security lights around storage areas and keeping carts covered when not in use. Never leave a cart running while unattended.

Take detailed photos and know all of the identifiable information such as serial number, make and model. Owners should consider adding anti-theft devices or a theft recovery device such as a GPS tracker. One common issue is that some cart manufacturers install a common key ignition meaning that a key from another cart
can be used on other carts. Installing a unique starter key and a hidden kill switch can prevent theft.

When not in operation, use a pedal lock, steering wheel lock or wheel boot (lock).

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