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Two Illinois men charged for trying to steal money from relative

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer
By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV) – Two men from Wood River, Illinois have been charged with burglary and obstructing a peace officer.

According to police, Daniel Smith, 46, went to a relative’s home to ask for money around 8:30 p.m. on June 29. While the victim was talking to Smith, Charles Skelton, 53, entered the back of the house and stole the victim’s wallet from a bedroom.

The victim noticed the wallet missing after Smith left the home and called police. When police made contact with Smith he gave them a different name when indentifying himself.

Smith and Skelton were located by police in an apartment in Wood River.

Skelton is charged with felony theft over $300. Smith is charged with a misdemeanor of obstructing a peace officer for providing false information.

Skelton’s bond was set at $20,000. Smith’s bond was set at $1,000.
 

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