SLP Man Suspected of Fraudulent Charges at Local Businesses
Roddee Shane Rottum has been charged with felony transaction card fraud.
A St. Louis Park man is accused of using another man’s credit card to rack up $413 in fraudulent charges at Hopkins and St. Louis Park businesses, according to charging documents filed Friday.
Police arrested 41-year-old Roddee Shane Rottum on Wednesday shortly after he made a suspected fraudulent charge at Walgreens, Hopkins Police Sgt. Michael Glassberg wrote in the charging documents.
During a search after his arrest, officers found a credit card that had been illegally used at numerous locations and items fraudulently purchased at Walgreens and Target.
A search of Rottum’s Aquila Circle apartment uncovered ink cartridges and a printer cable illegally bought at Target, receipts from two fraudulent Target charges and a receipt from a fraudulent purchase at the Dollar Tree.
In all, prosecutors accuse Rottum of making fraudulent charges at the following stores:
- July 10: R&M Grocery
- July 10: Mac’s Liquor
- July 10: Vintage Wine and Spirits
- July 11: Dollar Tree
- July 11: White Castle
- July 11: Holiday
- July 11: Target
- July 11: Target
- July 11: Walgreens
The victim, Charles Vandervort, told police Rottum had done chores for him for a number of months. Rottum had last been at Vandervort’s apartment Tuesday to take out his trash for him. Vandervort’s wallet had been sitting on a desk at the time.
Rottum has been charged with felony transaction card fraud, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
He is being held in Hennepin County jail on $5,000 bail. He is also being held on gross misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, for which bail has been set at $3,000.