From our partners at theMount Pleasant Patch.
A 43-year-old Chicago man is facing charges after he and two others tried to buy copper pipe with stolen credit cards at a Mount Pleasant store.
Gregory Stepien was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of identity theft for financial gain. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Aug. 2, Stepien and two other men went into Menards and were selecting a suspicious amount of copper pipe, then one of the men went to go purchase the items at a register. Three different credit cards were declined in the transaction, so the man went and got Stepien and the other man and came back with two more credit cards.
One of the cards was declined, but the last one went through. However, it was soon discovered the cards were stolen.
Stepien will make his initial appearance in court Aug. 30.Share on Facebook