Middletown student arrested at high school and admits to stealing from Taco Bell

A Middletown teen pleaded guilty to stealing $73 from the cash register at Taco Bell, 800 S. Breiel Blvd., where he worked until he was fired, according to a police report.

Carl E. Hatton, 18, a student at Middletown High School, was seen stealing $43 from the cash register on Feb. 6, and $30 the following day, the report read. The manager at the Taco Bell told police Hatton was fired.

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Middletown police went to MHS and found Hatton lifting weights. He was handcuffed and transported to the City Jail, the report read.

He pleaded guilty to the first-degree misdemeanor charges and Middletown Municipal Court Judge James Sherron sentenced Hatton to 90 days in jail with 90 suspended; trespassed him from Taco Bell; told him to pay restitution; and placed him in 180 days probation.

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