March 11, 2014
A man who used stolen credit card numbers from a state prison and other businesses to call a phone sex hotline pleaded guilty to felony theft and fraud charges.
As part of a plea agreement, an Augusta County Circuit Court judge sentenced 18-year-old Shaun Wetzel of Craigsville Thursday to five years probation.
Prosecutors said Wetzel placed $643 worth of calls to the sex hotline in September using credit card numbers he found in a Rolodex at the auto parts store where he worked. Some of the calls were made from the store.
Authorities at the Augusta Correctional Center contacted police after noticing $200 in charges to a 900-number on its phone bill. Prosecutors said the prison was a client of the auto parts store.