Stealing from grandma
A man with two open criminal cases is now accused of emptying his grandmother’s checking account.
Cody G. Schultz, 33, Waupaca, is charged with five felony counts of forgery uttering, one count of possession of narcotics and one count of theft.
On Tuesday, July 25, Waupaca Police Officer Sam Van Dinter was dispatched to a home on the 300 block of Morton Street where he met with an 86-year-old woman.
She told him five checks had been stolen from her checkbook and cashed for a total of $3,700. She was also missing $700 in cash that had been in her home.
She discovered the thefts after Community First Credit Union called and told her she had insufficient funds in her checking account.
The woman said she believed her grandson, Schultz, may have stolen the checks because he lives with her rent free and the checks were made out to two of his friends.
The following day, Van Dinter located Schultz on the 400 block of North Washington Street.
According to the criminal complaint, Schultz admitted to taking the checks and spending all the money on computers and electronics.
He reportedly gave his two friends food in exchange for cashing the checks.
Schultz also faces open marijuana-related charges from February and October.
He is currently in custody ona $1,000 cash bond.