Thursday, April 22, 2010

Putnam County Businessman Pursues Theft Charge

A May 3rd court date has been set for a middle Tennessee couple, charged with theft of property by a Monterey business owner. The owner of Carl's Supermarket claims he cashed a government stimulus check for William and Elizabeth Wales, who at the time lived in Crawford, Tennessee, but have since moved to Goodletsville. He says the $900 check was accepted only after he checked a photo ID on the couple. But he claims that they later told the U.S. Treasury Department that they had never received their stimulus check. And Treasury Department officials then deducted the $900 from the business owners' bank account. That apparently happened in June of 2008. The business owner took out a theft warrant in September of that year and for unspecified reasons that warrant was never served until this week, when the two were booked at the Putnam County jail and released on a $2,000 bond.