Teen Charged in Dulles Theft

Teen Charged in Dulles Theft

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has charged an Oak Hill teen with one count of grand larceny. He is Rifat Rahman, 19, of Horsepen Woods Court.

In a July 19 affidavit for a warrant to search Rahman's three-story townhouse for possible evidence, Investigator Michael S. Hall, with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff's Office, presented details of the investigation.

He wrote that, on July 18, the director of corporate real estate for Independence Air advised Loudoun Sheriff's Deputy T. J. DeLitta of a theft from 45200 Business Court in Dulles.

According to the affidavit, the director reported that "one case of Jet Stream Scotch, one putter, 10-12 Verizon cell phones, two BlackBerry [devices], three digital cameras and a palm pod [sic] were taken from this business."

Hall wrote that DeLitta was allegedly able to obtain information directly from Rahman as to the whereabouts of the missing items. "Rahman stated that the property is located in a study in the basement in a locked cabinet," wrote the investigator. "Rahman [reportedly] stated that he took the above property from 45200 Business Court in Dulles and hid [it] in his house."

The Sheriff's Office executed the search warrant, July 19, at 3:50 a.m. Items seized included: A plastic, Independence Air plane; a wooden box containing a golf putter and two golf balls; 11 bottles of single-malt, Scotch whiskey; four bottles of beer; nine Independence Air flight certificates; cigars; eight cell phones; a calculator; poker chips; jewelry and a compact disc of "Da Ali G Show."

Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell said Rahman was charged July 18 with one count of grand larceny and was later released from the Adult Detention Center on $5,000 bond. Rahman has an Aug. 25 court date and, if convicted, could receive as much as five years in prison.