Yale Woman Accused Of Obtaining $4,000 By False Pretense Due In Court
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Yale woman accused of selling a portable building — that she acquired from Double G Rentals, but allegedly had never paid for — has been ordered to appear in court with an attorney on Feb. 21.
Jamie Christen Richardson, 37, has been free on $10,000 bond since the day after her arrest on Sept. 12, 2017, court records show.
If convicted of obtaining $4,000 by false pretense from a man to whom she allegedly sold the building, Richardson could be given as much as a 10-year prison term and a $5,000 fine.
A recovery manager for Double G Rentals “reported Richardson had signed a lease/purchase agreement on a used 12’ x 40’ double-lofted cabin style portable building,” that was transported to her property on old Highway 51 in rural Yale,” Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy David Barnes wrote in an affidavit.
The recovery manager said that Richardson never made any payments on the building that she then sold to a man on June 10, 2017, for $4,000, the affidavit alleged.
The recovery manager said “she discovered Richardson had posted the building for sale on Facebook and Craig’s List,” the affidavit alleged.
The recovery manager said “she had texted back and forth with Richardson, but Richardson refused to make any payments,” and finally stopped answering her texts or calls, the affidavit alleged.
The buyer “reported a family member had alerted him to the fact the building was for sale,” so he went to the rural Yale property to meet with Richardson and look at the building, the affidavit alleged.
“He stated he purchased the building on June 10, 2017, for $4,000, and Richardson provided him with a signed handwritten bill of sale,” which he showed to the deputy, the affidavit alleged.
The buyer said that he had the building moved to his property on Appalachia Bay in Cleveland, the affidavit alleged.