Charles Rumbley, 45, of Detroit, could be sentenced to 10 years in prison if he's convicted of stealing government property, charges filed Wednesday indicate.
Authorities allege Rumbley stole a U-Haul truck parked outside a Detroit hotel Sept. 2. It contained $150,000 in metal detectors agents were going to use to screen people attending Biden's campaign rally, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Police recovered the truck the following day.
A police informant shown security footage initially identified Rumbley, who has an extensive criminal record including past arrests for auto theft, assault, arson, burglary and weapons possession, the newspaper reported. A parole agent subsequently confirmed Rumbley's identity on the tape, officials said.