MIDDLETOWN — A local nondenominational minister who in September was accused of using a credit card stolen from a guest at a wedding ceremony he officiated is facing additional charges in reported thefts at the Newport County YMCA and another YMCA in Westerly.

Westerly police apprehended James C. Stern, 39, of 47 Gormley Ave., Portsmouth, on Tuesday and he is currently at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.

Middletown police had a warrant for Stern stemming from an alleged larceny at the YMCA that was reported on Sept. 25. On Friday in Newport District Court, Stern pleaded innocent to the Middletown police charges of larceny under $1,500 and vandalism. Judge Colleen Hastings set Stern’s bail at $5,000 with surety. Stern is scheduled to appear at the McGrath Judicial Complex on Tower Hill Road in Wakefield for a status conference hearing on Oct. 17.

Westerly police responded Tuesday to the Ocean Community YMCA for a report of a larceny. In the course of the investigation, police found numerous gift cards, identification cards and bolt cutters inside Stern’s vehicle, according to Westerly police Lt. Robert Warner. Stern faces charges of larceny under $1,500 and obstruction, as well as two counts from Westerly police of receiving stolen goods, Warner said. The obstruction charge is the result of Stern providing police with a false identification. The two receiving stolen goods charges are for the two identification cards found in Stern’s car: One was from an alleged larceny in New Jersey and another, Warner said, was from an alleged larceny in Mystic, Connecticut.

An employee with the Newport County YMCA contacted Middletown police on Sept. 25 regarding the alleged larceny and vandalism there. A 65-year-old Middletown man said his wallet was stolen out of his locker at the YMCA. The vandalism charge was brought because the lock on the locker was broken to gain access.

Previously, Stern was arraigned in Newport District Court on Sept. 12 for the wedding ceremony larceny charges. He entered no plea to a Portsmouth police felony charge of fraudulent use of a credit card in the amount of over $100. Stern also pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor charge of larceny under $1,500 from Newport police and a misdemeanor charge of fraudulent use of a credit card under $100 from Middletown police.

Judge Hastings had released Stern on $1,000 personal recognizance, The Daily News previously reported.

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