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Couple accused of stealing from Hazel Park army veteran arrested in Kentucky

Posted at 6:34 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 08:22:24-05

HAZEL PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — A couple accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a veteran in Hazel Park has been arrested.

Bryan Moore and Meranda Stidham were arrested in Kentucky.

Last week, Terrance Finken told 7 Action News that he let the couple stay at his home after they claimed to be down on their luck. He said they allegedly stole from him while he was away at his daughter's house, who had just gotten the news she had cancer. Finken said the couple allegedly ended up stealing his truck and more than $30,000.

Finken said he first met Moore in the fall after he'd done some work for him. Moore reportedly returned in January with his wife and they needed a place to stay.

The veteran's wife died two years ago, and he said he figured he could help the young couple and have some company, too.

"I'm alone here since my wife died. I thought, since my wife died, maybe they can stay upstairs. I bought 'em clothes, I bought 'em shoes. I even bought 'em a TV for the room upstairs," he said.

Moore and Stidham are being held in Kentucky, pending extradition.