BENCH WARRANT -Ogdensburg City Police picked up Scott M. Kroeger, 30, of 504 Ford St., Ogdensburg,on a bench warrant issued by Massena the Massena Village Court. He was turned over to Massena Village Police at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, arraigned on the warrant by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released after posting $500 cash bail.
The warrant, dated Feb. 12, alleged Kroeger had failed to appear as scheduled on several charges stemming from the alleged theft of a credit card. Probation officials also alleged Kroeger had been charged with a new offense since being placed under their supervision on Feb. 11. He was charged with second-degree aggravated operation of a motor vehicle on March 11. Probation officials also alleged in a March 25 uniform court report that Kroeger had failed to report to his probation officer as directed and had been discharged from his chemical dependency program.
Massena Village Police had charged Kroege with a felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny, three felony charges of second-degree forgery and three misdemeanor counts of petit larceny.
Kroeger was charged with using a credit card issued to Carl C. Christy of Potsdam on Nov. 23 to purchase a sweatshirt valued at $56.54 from Olympia Sports, an Xbox 360 and an Xbox 360 game, Call of Duty Ghosts, with a combined value of $218.57 from Walmart and a Nike winter coat and assorted clothing value at $255.69 from TJ Maxx.
Kroeger, in a statement he signed for police, said he and his girlfriend had traveled to Akwesasne on Nov. 23 to purchase cigarettes with plans to then go to the St. Lawrence Centre mall to go Christmas shopping.
He told police while he was inside the store a woman in line behind him told him he had dropped his wallet. He said he picked up the wallet, which he said looked like his, but when he went to put it in his back pocket he discovered his wallet was already there.
Kroeger said he walked out of the store with the wallet, opened it and discovered a credit card. He said he kept the credit card but threw the wallet out the window while they were heading back to Massena. “I hit the fact of me throwing the wallet out from my girlfriend, Jade (Boyer),” he told police in his statement.
He said he successfully made purchases with the credit card at Olympia Sports, Walmart and TJ Maxx before being rejected when he attempted to make a second purchase of jewelry at TJ Maxx.
Kroeger said he threw the credit card out the window when he and Boyer were heading back to Massena, again suggesting his girlfriend hadn’t witnessed him throw the credit card out the window.
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