|Michael Riemer (mug shot SCSO)|
A man from Rogersville who had been on the run since posting bond after being charged in an alleged counterfeiting scheme in June has been apprehended by authorities in Greene County.
According to court documents, Michael Riemer, 26, was charged with theft and possession of a forging instrument after housekeepers at the Colonial Mountain Inn in Reeds Spring called authorities after they "located what appeared to be printed currency and a pillow with ink on it." Two other people, Daniel Hinton and Heather Allen are also facing the same charges.
The housekeepers told Sgt. Terry Crockett "that there was a printer, copier and paper shredder" in one of the two rooms the trio were flitting between. When police executed a search warrant on the rooms they found a credit card that had allegedly been stolen from a mail box hidden in the ceiling tiles in the bathroom of one of the rooms. Other stolen mail was located in one of the rooms, according to court records.
Court documents indicate that a copier/printer, magnifying glass, cutting instruments, laminating stock and rubber gloves used to allegedly manufacture bogus documents and/or currency was located in one of the rooms.
The man in whose name the credit card was issued told investigators that his bank froze his account after a credit card he had been expecting never arrived.
Hinton, 34, of Springfield, was released last week after he posted $4,000 bond, according to online court documents. He is due back in court on October 7th.
Stone County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Selby said Riemer was also wanted on a failure to appear warrant for on a DWI/Driving While Revoked charge in Springfield, as well, and was recently picked up by Greene County officers. Riemer is currently being held in Greene County Jail.
Greene County has a policy of not releasing an inmate if he or she is within two weeks of a hearing, according to Selby and getting him back to Stone County any time soon may be difficult because he has multiple outstanding cases in Greene County.
Allen was released on $2,500 bond in mid-June, according to court records. She is scheduled to appear again on October 8th.