By Milton J. Valencia and Manny Veiga
Globe Staff And Globe Correspondent / June 22, 2008

SHARON – A man who authorities say stole a cherished heirloom painting from a Sharon family has been arraigned, but what the family really wants – the painting’s return – remains elusive.

Steven Zaharoff, 57, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham on charges of entering a dwelling for a felony by false pretenses; larceny from a person over age 65; and larceny of property valued at under $250. He was released on personal recognizance. He is expected to return to court on Aug. 5 for a pre-trial conference.

Zaharoff had also pleaded not guilty to similar charges in March in Stoughton District Court.