CrimeTracker 15: Lodi Man Arrested for Identity and Retail Theft

POSTED: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 --- 11:45 a.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type
Arrested Person

Incident Date
08/03/2012 - 9:00 AM

Address
Madison Wisconsin

Suspect(s)
Arrested
Lucas R. Puterbaugh, 24-year-old male of Lodi, Wisconsin
Charges: 1 Count (Identity Theft) & 5 Counts (Felony Retail Theft)

Victim
Walmart
Target
Shopko
26-year-old female of Madison Wisconsin

Details
Lucas Puterbaugh was taken into custody by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department on Friday, August 3rd, 2012, and deputies assisted in an investigation where Puterbaugh had felony charges stemming out of a number of retail thefts in the Madison area.

More than $7000.00 in merchandise had been stolen by Puterbaugh, and his activities impacted retail establishments such as Target, Shopko, and Wal-Mart.

Law enforcement officials from the Sun Prairie Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Portage Police Department, and Columbia County Sheriff Department were instrumental in this investigation, and continue to be supportive in this particular endeavor.

PO Howard Payne


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