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Perry gets charge out of electric company scam
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A man has been given probation for scamming the electric company and a local market.
The man, Shawn Edward Perry, 40, was handed an 11-29 probationary sentence and must make $157 restitution to Tammy’s Market for theft.
His problems with the law arose after he received a refund check from Caney Fork Electric in the amount of $157.
“He cashed the check at Tammy’s Market on Beersheba Street and shortly thereafter notified Caney Fork Electric that he had lost the original check,” said McMinnville Police detective Todd Rowland who investigated the case.
The detective said Perry was provided with a replacement check in the amount of $157 and payment was stopped on the original check. The stop payment meant Tammy’s Market was left holding the bag. Meanwhile, the detective said Perry received the replacement check illegally.
“He took possession of the second check issued by Caney Fork Electric with full knowledge that he did not have lawful entitlement,” Rowland concluded.