Police said Michael Fortin, 27, broke into Hilltop Antiques on Water Street. They said he took a number of items including $7,000 worth of jewelry.
According to Skowhegan police, a detective worked closely with probation and parole and came up with Fortin as a suspect.
They said a search of his apartment helped them recover some of the stolen jewelry.
According to the "Morning Sentinel," Fortin said he stole the items because he needed money for a new apartment.
He's now facing charges and Skowhegan police are offering to send an officer to any local business that would like tips on how to improve security.