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WHEATFIELD – A West Seneca man has been charged by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies for his alleged role in the theft of more than $1,000 worth of silver antiques and jewelry from the Shawnee Country Barn Antiques Co-Op.

Tyler M. Schmidt, 18, of Treehaven Road was charged with felony grand larceny just after 6 p.m. Wednesday following an investigation. A vendor at the Shawnee Road business said a man looked at her display case Friday, then left telling her that he forgot his wallet. The vendor said she became suspicious and she gave deputies his description and license plate number.

The vendor said 37 sterling rings, several sterling spoons and antiques valued at $1,200 were missing.

The vehicle was traced, and deputies said Schmidt admitted taking the rings, but was unsure how many he took and said he sold them at a Cheektowaga flea market for $200.