Police Say Man Stole Merchandise from Petoskey and Mackinaw City Stores

Police in Petoskey have found a man they say stole nearly $7,000 in merchandise from stores in Petoskey and Mackinaw City last week. Timothy Farhat of Eaton Rapids was arrested and charged with retail fraud and receiving and concealing stolen property. Police say on September 13 the suspect shoplifted from a store in Bay Harbor. Farhat was arrested later that day, after police found a substantial amount of stolen merchandise in his car from Mackinaw City as well as the Petoskey area. Farhat was arraigned on Friday.