Two years after a Cottondale man allegedly used a Calhoun County couple’s debit card without their permission, authorities have caught up with him.
Kevin Kuntzman, 31, has been charged with criminal use of personal identification and fraudulent use of a credit card.
According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the couple contacted Investigator Michael Bryant back in May of 2012 to report the fraudulent use of their debit card. They told Inv. Bryant they returned a U-haul truck to Country Connections in Cottondale on April 3. While returning the truck, a store clerk named
“Kevin” asked to verify their information by viewing their debit card.
When the bank statement came in, the couple noticed over $400 in unauthorized transactions with the first occurring the day they returned the U-haul. Multiple online purchases for games and music were discovered, along with over $100 placed on an inmate’s account.
Investigation revealed owners of Country Connections had previous complaints about Kuntzman involving unauthorized credit cards. Since the couple returned the U-haul truck, Kuntzman had moved and was thought to be living in South Carolina. Further investigation revealed the inmate who had money placed on his account with the couple’s debit card was actually a former cellmate of Kuntzman.
Kuntzman was booked into the Calhoun County Jail July 29.