A Belfast man was charged with mail theft after he allegedly accepted the delivery of a package that was intended for his neighbor and sold the contents to a local consignment shop.

Richard H. Pacino, 28, shows a Winchester, Mass. address on the mail theft summons he received from police Tuesday, Dec. 28, but Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton said Wednesday that Pacino has been living in Belfast.

Trafton said the alleged offense took place at a Waldo Avenue apartment building Oct. 9, shortly after Pacino moved in. A woman who also resided at the complex had ordered some articles of clothing online, Trafton said, but she never received her merchandise.

“She called the company, and they did confirm that the package was delivered to her address,” Trafton said.

The online merchant reimbursed the woman for the clothes that she never received, and Trafton said the woman considered the matter closed until she stopped in at the Twice Loved Boutique on Lincolnville Avenue this week. While perusing the items in the shop, Trafton said she came across the clothing that she had ordered in October, and all of them still had the tags on them.

That’s when the woman contacted police.

Trafton said Sgt. John Gibbs met with employees at the shop, who stated that a man who identified himself as Rick Pacino had brought those items in to the store and was trying to sell them.

From there, Trafton said, Gibbs located Pacino and inquired about the clothing, at which time Pacino reportedly admitted to accepting the package and selling the clothing that he found inside.

Pacino is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast Tuesday, March 22.