Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sparta Man Charged With Fraud In Putnam County

A charge of burglary and fraudulent use of a credit card is pending against a White County man, accused of taking a wallet from a vehicle on Walton Hills Road in Monterey. The victim says that she was visiting a friend next door and had gotten permission to park her vehicle at 906 Walton Hills Road. According to a report by Deputy John Osteen, a man identified as Robert "Bo" Schills of 154 Old Highway Road, Sparta, removed a wallet from the vehicle and later tried to use a credit card from the wallet at the Food Mart in Monterey. The card was refused, and after Osteen and Monterey police officer Jackie McQuiston reviewed the security tapes at the store, they took out warrants charging Schills. They also charged a woman identified as Samantha Horton with theft because she was allegedly seen throwing items from the victim's wallet into the garbage at the store.