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Police: Postman stole, used Menard’s rebate check

By on June 9, 2021 0

A Wapello letter carrier faces a theft charge after police say they stole a Menard credit voucher and then used it at a Muscatine store.

Kami Fry, 33, of Wapello, faces a charge of fifth degree theft for the value of a credit check used on April 28 in the amount of $ 203.22, according to court documents.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on May 7, a Wapello police officer received a report of the theft of a voucher issued on April 15 and mailed to a woman in Wapello, according to an arrest affidavit.

The officer spoke to the woman, who said she had been in contact with Menard’s health center about the rebate she did not receive. She told the officer that the remittance was issued on April 15 and mailed to her address, and that it was used in the Muscatine store on April 28, according to an arrest affidavit.

The woman said she had not received or used the discount.

The following week, the agent spoke with a store manager at Menard’s in Muscatine.

On May 15, the officer received a record of the date, time and register the refund check was used for, along with still photos from surveillance video showing a blond haired woman pushing a cart with two large flowerpots and several bags of mulch outside the door.

The woman can be seen heading towards a silver SUV.

On May 18, another officer identified the woman as Kami Fry. The first officer drove to her home, where the vehicle matched the one in the photo. Additionally, Fry had a yellow flowerpot in front of his house that matched the pots in the photo.

The officer saw Fry delivering mail to a truck and requested to meet with her later at the police department.

Fry verified that the photos showed her with her vehicle in the parking lot.

“Kami has denied any fault or involvement in the use of the check,” the affidavit reads. “Kami said she was going to lose her job and asked me when I was going to tell them,” the officer wrote in the affidavit.

Due to the seriousness of the charges and the fact that Fry’s job was at stake if she was charged and convicted, the officer told her that Menard would receive all the information.

Fry is scheduled to appear in Louisa County court on June 16.