A Casper man on probation for making counterfeit money is accused of stealing a vehicle.

Alexander Locicero has pleaded not guilty to one count of larceny.

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in late October 2016, the victim reported her vehicle stolen. Court documents say an old iPhone inside the vehicle had been reactivated.

Officers were able to trace the iPhone to a residence and found Donavan James with it.

The vehicle was later found on Interstate 25.

James allegedly admitted he was checking vehicles for unlocked doors. He found the victim's vehicle with the keys still inside and took it.

James also faces a larceny charge.

Court documents say Locicero acted as James' accomplice, and ended up in the driver's seat when the vehicle was stolen.

When interviewed by police, Locicero allegedly said he was recently placed on probation for making counterfeit money, but did not report to probation because he had no intention of completing or participating in it.

He reportedly added that he accepted probation in order to have some time out before his probation gets revoked and he is sent to prison.

Locicero is awaiting trial on $10,000 bond. He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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