Cherokee County prosecutors issued a felony warrant Tuesday afternoon for a man who allegedly defrauded a local resident out of $3,000.

Robert Wayne Mathews, 39, was charged with obtaining money by false pretenses. Authorities allege he approached Brian Miggletto April 24 about a $3,000 loan. Mathews told Miggletto he would repay him when he received final payment for a masonry job.

Chief Investigator Jason Chennault’s affidavit indicates Miggletto, whom Mathews approached at BancFirst, agreed to make the loan if Mathews would write him a check for $3,250. Miggletto said he would hold the check until Mathews told him he’d been paid for the masonry job.

Miggletto made several unsuccessful attempts to cash the check, and has been unable to find Mathews.

Chennault also considers Mathews a suspect in cases involving stolen trailers, though he has not been charged.

Obtaining money by false pretenses is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 10 years. A $10,000 bond is set on the warrant. Assistant District Attorney Michael Spychalski is prosecuting the case.























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