FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2008
RIDGEWAY MAN ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE COUNTS OF TIMBER FRAUD
(Columbia, SC) Law enforcement agents with the Forestry Commission have arrested a man who owes thousands of dollars to SC landowners. Kendall Robertson removed valuable timber from the land of four victims in Richland, Fairfield and Kershaw counties.
Under South Carolina Law, Robertson has 45 days to pay landowners their share of the revenue from timber sales. Multiple attempts by the victims to obtain payment from Robertson after that time period elapsed failed. Timber values for these sales reach well above $10,000.00.
Robertson was arrested and released on bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 30th for the Kershaw County charges and on February 13th for the Fairfield County charges. A Richland County court date has not been set.
For more information, contact Scott Hawkins, 803-896-8820
SC Code of Laws 48-23-0265(A) Failure to pay in 45 days
48-23-97 Load ticket not provided
THIS RELEASE REPORTS AN ARREST. ALL SUBJECTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNLESS PROVEN OTHERWISE IN A COURT OF LAW.