WORTHINGTON ― A Lismore woman had her first court appearance Monday addressing a criminal accusation of issuing a dishonored check.
Worthington police were notified in December of last year that Brittany Schettler, 28, had, on four separate occasions in September 2019, written a check from her State Bank of Lismore account and deposited in into her Fulda Area Credit Union account. She then withdrew the funds from FACU the same day, before the checks were returned for insufficient funds. The four checks totaled $2,270.
FACU provided documentation of having sent nonsufficient funds notices to Schettler via certified mail, and each letter was marked received. They also showed police a letter from Schettler promising to pay back the money and asking to have until February 2020 to get the funds. As of July, she still had not repaid the bank.
When law enforcement asked Schettler about this accusation, she reportedly said she had made a mistake and wanted to make it right. The criminal complaint states that Schettler claimed she had not received the nonsufficient funds notices, and that the overdrafts happened because she applied for a loan and thought she had received it. Schettler, however, couldn't provide any documentation to support that claim.
Schettler was served with a court summons in August ordering her to appear on the charge of issuing a dishonored check. The offense is a felony that carries a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. If she's convicted, Schettler will be sentenced based on criminal history.
Because Schettler was never booked into jail, she does not have a mug shot.