by Dennis Dalman
A Rice man was arrested recently for fraudulently using credit cards he had allegedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Sartell.
Scott William Cody, 26, was taken into custody by police and admitted to the use of someone else’s credit cards, according to the report.
The owner of the vehicle reported to the police that one wallet and two hunting knives were stolen from the car sometime during the night of Nov. 2.
It was later determined credit cards from the wallet were used to purchase items at various stores. Review of surveillance-camera tapes at the stores helped police find the suspect.
Cody, who was placed in the Stearns County Jail Nov. 3, is expected to be charged with six counts of fraud by credit card.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.