A Chippewa Falls man accused of stealing mail from businesses and forging checks he found there will serve 90 days in jail as a condition of three years of probation.
Trevor Cartwright, 18, 25 N. Main St. #3, Chippewa Falls, pled guilty to two counts of misdemeanor theft as part of a plea deal, with other charges read in for sentencing.
Cartwright was charged in three separate criminal complaints alleging activities that happened in August, September and October. In the three files, he was charged with multiple counts of identity theft, misdemeanor theft, obstruction, bail jumping, and unauthorized opening of letters.
According to the criminal complaints:
Cartwright allegedly stole mail containing checks from two different businesses in the area. In one case, funds were deposited into the friend’s account, then withdrawn and given to Cartwright.
In a separate complaint, Cartwright was accused of using someone else’s ATM card to make fraudulent transactions. He denied the allegation, but video surveillance allegedly shows him making the transactions at an ATM.
Sentence was withheld and Cartwright was placed on probation for three years with conditions including 120 days in jail, alcohol and drug abuse assessment and follow-through, and 200 hours community service.
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He is also to pay restitution to be determined and to refrain from using alcohol or going to bars.
Cartwright can have the records expunged if he successfully completes probation.