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Man who stole personal property on school campuses arrested

Polk County, Florida -- Polk Sheriff's deputies say the man wanted for walking onto school campuses in Polk County and stealing teachers' wallets has been captured.

Don Cornelius Stephens, 38, was arrested in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and has been booked into the Forsyth County Jail.

Stephens had three Polk County burglary warrants for his arrest and two Felony Petit Theft warrants with more charges pending.

North Carolina officials are investigating whether Stephens had committed similar crimes in their jurisdiction.

The sheriff's office says Stephens has an extensive criminal history including numerous charges for burglary and theft. He was released from prison on Dec. 23, 2013 after completing a 5-year sentence for similar crimes at four elementary schools in Polk County in 2009.

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