False theft claim lands Charlotte County man in jail

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False theft claim lands Charlotte County man in jail

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Sep 7, 2012

GROVE CITY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Grove City man Thursday who wanted his bank to reimburse him for numerous fraudulent ATM transactions from his accounts.

But 53-year-old Scott Douglas Jury was caught in ATM photos showing he withdrew the money and filed a false report. Now Douglas is charged with False Reports of Commission of Crimes.

On June 15, Jury contacted deputies reporting he discovered his Wells Fargo checking account at 1831 S. McCall Road, Englewood, was overdrawn by transactions he did not make totaling $1,515.

He also told detectives he believed his son was responsible as he had the pin number to the account. Scott said he filed a claim with the bank to get reimbursed but the claim was denied and he needed an official CCSO report.

He also told detectives he wanted his son arrested so he could get his money back. Detectives then started the long process of filing to access the bank photos to see who used the ATM machines.

Detectives showed Jury the transactions and this time included the photos taken by the ATM machine for each transaction he verified. He then began saying he couldn’t remember making any of these withdrawals. Detectives later in the interview said Jury said he used the money to pay bills and purchase illegal prescription pills. 

Jury was arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail; he posted a $1,000 bond and was released Friday morning.