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(MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif.) — A California man may have been so desperate for a Netflix-binge that he was willing to commit burglary.

On March 4, a woman in Mariposa County, about 70 miles north of Fresno, reported several items stolen from her home, including a smart TV, a Wi-Fi Blu-ray, laptop computer, wires and a surround sound system, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

A few days later, the woman discovered that movies were being watched on her Netflix account, which was linked to the stolen TV and Blu-ray, according to the sheriff’s office.

Using Netflix and IP address information, authorities traced the internet usage to Bobby Alexander of Mariposa, officials said.

The stolen property was allegedly found in Alexander’s home, police said. He was charged with burglary and held on $75,000 bail, officials said.

ABC News was unable to find an attorney for Alexander.

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