A 22-year-old man was arraigned April 15 in Anoka County District Court on seven felony counts of financial transaction card fraud.
Shane Clinton Rundle, St. Louis Park, is being accused of breaking into multiple vehicles across Anoka County mostly between June 6 and July 14 of 2013 with another incident happening Jan. 3, according to the criminal complaint.
All incidents involved Rundle allegedly breaking into vehicles to steal purses and use credit or debit cards to make purchases from big box retailers, grocery stores, fast food restaurants, gas stations and a liquor store in Andover, Blaine, Coon Rapids and Ham Lake. The amount of items he purchased or attempted to purchased totaled over $1,800.
Two reported vehicle break-ins happened July 8 and July 11 of 2013 at the Coon Lake boat landing in East Bethel. Another theft happened July 8, 2013 at a boat landing in Linwood Township. Two other vehicle break-ins were reported in Ham Lake on June 6, 2013 and July 13, 2013, a vehicle break-in happened July 14, 2013 in Columbus and Jan. 3 in Andover.
The complaint notes that Rundle was sentenced Oct. 24, 2013 in Anoka County District Court for another financial transaction card fraud felony charge. At that time he was sentenced to 15 days in jail. An additional 350 days was stayed for two years as long as he did not violate the terms of his probation.
In addition, Rundle is facing a felony charge of receiving stolen property and a fifth-degree drug possession felony charge.
On April 15, Rundle made an appearance on this other case and was arraigned on the new charges at one time. As of Monday afternoon, he is still in the Anoka County Jail. Combined bail for all cases was set at $40,000. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance May 15.
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