Chamberlain, Pilger charged with retail theft
Chamberlain also charged with forgery
By Hub City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A 35-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman and a 40-year-old Stevens Point man have been charged with retail theft following an incident that occurred Feb. 14 in the city of Marshfield.
According to the criminal complaint, Christina A. Pilger and Scott H. Chamberlain entered the Marshfield Fleet Farm location at 1101 W. Upham St. and took three boxes of ammunition without paying for them.
Surveillance video showed Pilger and Chamberlain entering the store and placing the ammunition in a cart. The pair then moved to a different area of the store, and the cart appeared empty as Pilger’s bag appeared “larger and bulkier.” Pilger then exited the store without paying for the estimated $500 worth of ammunition.
Court records indicate that Pilger then went to E-Way Sales and Pawn and obtained $200 for the ammunition.
After being questioned by police, Pilger admitted to taking two boxes of ammunition and placing them in her bag and claimed that Chamberlain placed one box inside his pants.
Felony retail theft is a class I felony that comes with $10,000 in fines and/or six months imprisonment if convicted.
From a separate incident, Chamberlain is also being charged with a class H count of forgery.
On Feb. 8 Chamberlain reportedly entered a Weiler’s convenience store to make a purchase. Upon determining the purchase to be suspicious, the convenience store manager contacted police.
Chamberlain was identified on security video making the purchase and presenting a check from another individual’s account, which he had signed. Police confirmed with the account’s owner that Chamberlain did not have permission to use the account.
A class H count of forgery comes with a $10,000 fine, six years imprisonment, or both if found guilty.