2 arrested for burglary, identity theft in Savoy

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Two criminals charged with identity theft and burglary have been arrested in Grayson County.

Melissa Schulte, 41, from Whitewright, is charged with stealing and receiving stolen checks.

Jeffery Gilbreath, 30, from Rockwall, is charged with three counts of burglary.

Both were arrested at a house in Savoy on Friday after investigators found drug paraphernalia, weapons, checkbooks, and stolen mail.

Investigators say they will be tracking down the owners of the mail and checkbooks to determine if they have been victims of identity fraud or theft.

Sgt. Rickey Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff's Office says right now neither suspect faces federal charges.

"There could possibly be more arrests, based on the identity theft part of it. We're looking at more video of different stores, places where checks were cashed. When they come back to the bank, they have a signature, that tells us where they were," Wheeler said.

Investigators say the mail and checkbooks were stolen from at least 15 people. Now they are working to determine if those people have been victims of identity theft or fraud.


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  • by Jess on Jan 24, 2008 at 09:25 AM
    Whats so sad about this story is that the victims of the crime are going to be in for a long road getting their credit cleaned up from this.
  • by Brandi Location: Whitewright on Jan 23, 2008 at 07:03 PM
    This same thing happen to us two years ago this Feb. We did all we could on our end and nothing ever came about it! This was the worst feeling I ever had to deal with and could not do any thing about it!!!! Our kids were scared and did not understand why. I do not feel sorry for people that take from people that work hard day in and day out! I pray that this woman and man will not be able to destroy any more lifes!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2008 at 10:50 AM
    TO all of you, oh boo hoo
  • by Daniel Location: Sherman on Jan 23, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    To much dope will do that to you...Glad these people are caught
  • by bankfraudvic Location: denison on Jan 23, 2008 at 09:28 AM
    dear justme, i know just how you feel; a recent victim.......i wonder if these two were my perpitrators...who knows....all i can say is protect yourselves.....
  • by bout time Location: grayson on Jan 22, 2008 at 11:42 PM
    its about time they do something to these thugs. too bad they don't get all the people they are jacking with
  • by DJ on Jan 22, 2008 at 08:58 PM
    They should be facing federal charges. How much more evidence do they need to get charges? I say throw the WHOLE book at them.
  • by just me Location: okla on Jan 22, 2008 at 08:38 PM
    these two people should be sent to jail for the rest of their lives. i know what its like to try to clean up you credit and life after some low life scum steals your identity. my husbands exwife stole his identity and we are still trying to get him staighten out. this woman had more lasst names that the at&t phone book. we still are still getting bills in her fake names only with my husband ss# think that isn't fun. so i think these people should be sent somewhere where they can never do this again. i hope no one else has to go what we are going thru but when there are people out there like these watch out.
  • by joe Location: sherman on Jan 22, 2008 at 08:31 PM
    maybe these two heard about the new jail that was being talked about here in sherman and wanted to get in line for a new bed. do you think they might could room together. at least make them take a bath and clean up but then the tax payers money is once again hard at work.
  • by JC Location: Denison on Jan 22, 2008 at 01:31 PM
    Beat the snot out of them! I have no patience for thieves like them.
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