Coffee teen arrested for selling other people's stuff

Coffee teen arrested for selling other people's stuff

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Coffee County Sheriff Doyle Wooten said a teenager wanted for selling property he did not own, was arrested nine days ago.

Detectives with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office arrested Jonathan Cecil Pruitt, 19, after receiving reports from several victims that they had bought a car shelter from him. But when they went to get the shelter, they found out that the shelter did not belong to Pruitt.

The victims said they heard the shelter advertised on a local radio station, and met the Pruitt at different parking lots and paid him for the shelter.

The shelter was on property that had been listed with a real estate company for sale and the home was currently vacant.

Pruitt was later identified by detectives and warrants were obtained for him for Theft by Deception. Pruitt turned himself into the Detectives on February 9, 2015.

The shelter had been dismantled and removed by one of the buyers who had paid Pruitt for it. The shelter has since been returned to the property.

Pruitt is currently on probation, and is incarcerated in the Coffee County Jail charged with four counts of Theft by Deception.

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