Benjamin Franklin Felter Jr.

Benjamin Franklin Felter Jr.

Benjamin Franklin Felter Jr., 36, of Fenton has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for identity theft and a probation violation, according to court records.

On Sept. 5, Jefferson County Div. 4 Circuit Judge Brenda Stacey executed Felter’s previous 10-year sentence. However, Felter may be released early if he completes a 120-day treatment program, court records show.

Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney Timothy M. Bowe handled the case.

Felter pleaded guilty on Jan. 3 to identity theft after he was arrested in June 2017 for using a credit card that did not belong to him at the Walmart stores in Arnold and Fenton. He used the card five times on June 6, 2017, at the Arnold Walmart, charging a total of $818.45, according to the probable-cause statement in the case.

The next day, he used the card three times at the Fenton Walmart, charging a total of $454.13, the report said.

After Felter pleaded guilty to identity theft in January, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The sentence was suspended, though, and he was placed on five years’ probation in March. However, he violated the probation, and it was revoked, court records said.

Felter currently is in the Farmington Correctional Center.

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