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Alleged theft of amaretto liquor turns sour for Newberry man

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A 31-year-old Newberry man was charged with a class D felony theft Monday during his initial hearing in Greene Superior Court.

Aaron L. Schaffer is suspected of stealing a bottle of amaretto liquor from a business in Linton.

The theft allegedly occurred on Jan. 6. That's when Patrolman Paul Clark of the Linton Police Department was dispatched to JoEtta's Pizza Villa and talked to the owner of the restaurant, Rob Turpin.

Turpin explained that as he was closing the store, he noticed a bottle of liquor was missing from the top shelf where high-end liquor is stored behind the bar area. He said he determined the missing bottle was "Disaranno Amaretto" and he knew it had been recently opened and was mostly full.

Turpin reviewed his surveillance video from the bar area for that night and showed it to the officer. The theft had been caught on the video and Turpin said he recognized the suspect.

Officer Clark reported while watching the video, he saw a male walk behind the bar while it was unattended, then pick up a bottle of liquor and conceal it under his coat.

According to Clark's affidavit, Turpin reviewed the credit receipts from the store, said Schaffer had used a credit card to pay for his bill, but did not pay for the amaretto.

A warrant was issued for Schaffer's arrest on Jan. 9. On the same day, he was booked in to jail then released after posting $400 -- 10 percent of a $4,000 bond.

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If he had $400.00 for Bail Money - he surely had whatever the cost of the liquor was. That will probably be the most expensive drink he will ever purchase!! LOL!

-- Posted by MBM on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 5:47 PM

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