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Local Realtor facing petit theft charges

December 9, 2022

A Bonners Ferry Realtor honored in 2019 with an award for being in the top 25-percent in sales worldwide for his firm is facing a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine on each of four counts of petit theft for allegedly stealing, on four separate occasions, grocery products valued at $121.35. Sam Charles Testa Jr., born in 1953, has pled not guilty.

According to court documents, Testa took a bottle of Martin Ray Cabernet Wine valued at $20.39, a container of Oikos yogurt valued at $1.86, a container of Yami yogurt valued at $2.98, a stick of Dove deodorant valued at $4.98, a bottle of lotion valued at $8.78, and a bottle of dish soap valued at $3.99 from Super 1 Foods October 24 without paying.

On October 31, he allegedly took a container of Tillamook ice cream valued at $6.93, a container of Zoi yogurt valued at $1.23, a container of mushrooms valued at $8.94, a package of Realgood Chicken Nuggets valued at $8.48, a box of cookies valued at $7.14 and a blue Super One hand basket valued at $27.

The next day, November 1, he allegedly returned to Super 1 Foods and took a container of Stella cheese valued at $4.99 and an eight piece deli chicken meal valued at $7.98, and on November 7, again at Super 1 Foods, he took a fountain drink valued at $0.69 and a Deli lunch pack meal valued at $4.99.

The charges were filed November 21. A jury trial has been set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 17.

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Mike Weland, Publisher

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P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
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