Monday, January 31, 2011

Putnam County Man Charged With Identity Theft

Stealing from the dead. That's the allegation against a Monterey man, charged with identity theft. Police claim 25-year-old Zachary Earl Reeves called up a bank and attempted to have his name put on an account of someone who had passed away -- allegedly in the hopes of being able to draw money out that account. Meanwhile, in a separate case, Algood police charged 42-year-old Bud L. Vines of Cookeville with forgery and theft. They allege that Vines forged a check for more than a thousand dollars in order to buy building supplies at a local hardware store last year.