Man arrested in connection with burglary of local charitable company B.Love Clothing

Most of the charity's items were not recovered

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Police have arrested a man in connection with burglarizing local charity company B.Love Clothing, Wednesday. 

According to police, Detective Kelly Reid was driving through the 1300 block of Miller Street when she spotted the car that was seen in the surveillance video of the charity theft. 

When police approached the man, Ronald Fainter, 37, they found paraphernalia that led to a search of the apartment he was staying at. 

According to police, Fainter's girlfriend allowed them to search the apartment. That's where officers found stolen clothing, furniture and other items of value. 

Brendon Smith, founder of B.Love clothing, said some of the charity's merchandise was recovered but most had already been sold. 

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There were also three other victims called to the scene to recover their stolen items. 

Police said Fainter was recently released as an AB-109 parolee. He has a criminal history of over 15 arrest including burglary, car theft and drug convictions that date back to 2000.

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