MAN CHARGED OVER $80K FARM THEFTS

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Police have charged a 57-year-old man in the upper Hunter following after a series of farm equipment thefts.

Police seized a number of stolen items from a Merriwa property including an ATV farm buggy, water tanks and timber flooring.

The total value of the stolen goods was around $80,000.

The man was charged with numerous offences, including break, enter and steal, trespass and malicious damage.

He was refused bail and will face Wyong Local Court on Thursday.