A 26-year-old man is charged with renting $4,200 worth of electronics and skipping out on the payments.
Miguel Montes of Pasco pleaded innocent to theft of rental or leased property, a felony. His trial is Oct. 29.
According to court documents, Montes went to Aaron's Rental on Court Street in late 2012 and got two HP laptops, valued at $1,260 each, and a sound system worth $1,650. All of the rented items were new.
Montes made one payment, then stopped, documents said.
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Registered letters were sent to his home at least three times but were returned, and contact numbers given by Montes did not work. A Pasco officer went to Montes' address on Lewis Street, and a neighbor said Montes had moved a couple of months ago and was headed to Mexico.
Montes is out of custody on his personal recognizance while awaiting trial.
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