Smithville Police Charge Two with Stealing Folding Chairs from Family Dollar Store

July 11, 2007
Dwayne Page

Two people accused of stealing lawn chairs from the Family Dollar Store have been charged with theft by the Smithville Police Department.

Chief Tom Stufano say 38 year old Billy Eugene Cook of 6246 Dry Creek Road, Smithville and Amanda Riley of 514 College Street, Smithville are both charged with theft under $500. Bond for Cook is set at $1,000. Riley was also charged with driving on a revoked driver's license and her bond is $2,000. Both were processed and transported to the DeKalb County Jail.

Chief Stufano says police, responding to a reported theft in progress at the Family Dollar Store, were advised by witnesses that a man and woman were removing chairs that were on sale in front of the store and placing them in their BMW car. The store was not open for business at the time of the incident. Officers contacted the driver and a computer check revealed that her license was revoked for a prior DUI. Further investigation also showed that the lawn chairs recovered still had the Family Dollar tags on them and that Cook and Riley could not produce a receipt for them. The store manager arrived and also advised that the items should not have been removed.

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