Financial offense charge filed
WORTHINGTON –A woman from Lismore appeared on Monday for the first time on a criminal charge of issuing a bad check.
Worthington Police were told in December last year that Brittany Schettler, 28, had, on four occasions in September 2019, written a check on her State Bank of Lismore account and deposited into her Fulda Area Credit Union account. She then withdrew the funds from FACU the same day, before the checks were returned for insufficient funds. The four checks totaled $ 2,270.
FACU provided documentation of sending notices of insufficient funds to Schettler by certified mail, and each letter was marked as received. They also showed police a letter from Schettler promising to return the money and asking until February 2020 to obtain the funds. As of July, she still had not repaid the bank.
When law enforcement questioned Schettler about the charge, she reportedly said she made a mistake and wanted to fix it. The criminal complaint states that Schettler claimed she did not receive the insufficient funds notices and that the overdrafts occurred because she applied for a loan and believed she received it. Schettler, however, could not provide any documentation to support this claim.
Schettler received a subpoena in August ordering him to appear for issuing a bad check. The offense is a felony punishable by a possible maximum penalty of five years in prison and / or a fine of $ 10,000. If found guilty, Schettler will be convicted on the basis of her criminal history.
Because Schettler has never been sentenced to prison, she does not have a photo ID.