James M. Brewster, 24, a resident of Sutton has been formally charged with theft by unlawfully taking money with a value of more than $5,000. With the theft of $5,000 or more, that is a Class 2A Felony. According to court documents, on July 9th he was accused of stealing a minimum of $15,000 to a possible maximum of $20,000 in cash from a York woman.
The woman told authorities that she was moving and asked Brewster to help pack her belongings. Officers arrived at the apartment and the woman said she was missing $15,000 and a $50 pre-paid phone card.
During the investigation, it was determined Brewster was the only person who could have taken the cash. Brewster did have contact with the Sutton police and a Sutton officer stated Brewster allegedly said: “he felt it was funny the York Police Department only thought he took $15,000 but he really took $20,000.”
Court documents also say that in an alleged conversation with Sutton investigators, Brewster knew he needed to dump the cash fast so he took care of some business, purchased “a fast car,” a stereo system, and invested in some THC from a person in Georgia.
Bond was set at $4,500 which was paid, and his arraignment is set for August, 26th.