Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

4 Charged with Illegally Taking Donated Items

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

4 Charged with Illegally Taking Donated Items

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RUPERT - Three people have been arrested for taking donated items while falsely claiming to be flood victims. Sgt. C.R. Johnson of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources told WVVA-TV that a recent anonymous tip lead the department to investigate siblings Eric Stone, Diane Stone and Marcia Stone, of Rupert.

Johnson said the three suspects live in an upstairs apartment and were not affected by the flooding. However, he said they took cleaning supplies, bed sheets, pillows and pet food from a Rainelle distribution center.

The three have been charged with obtaining services under false pretenses.

The Greenbrier Sheriff's Department assisted in the investigation.

It wasn't immediately clear if any of the suspects have attorneys. …

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