Rick Berry, who owns Michigan Toy Soldier, has been charged with credit card fraud in federal court and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 7th. Media reports state that Peter Jackson made an online purchase and Mr. Berry fraudulently used that information to subsequently purchase around $200,000 in merchandise for Michigan Toy Soldier.
Mr. Jackson became aware of these fraudulent purchases sometime in 2007 and Mr. Berry subsequently repaid about $100,000 of the charges at about $2,500 per month. In his defense, Mr. Berry's attorney claims that he used the money to keep his business afloat and that he had every intention to pay it back as quickly as possible.
I still haven't been able to track down the official court filings via Justia but, when I do, I'll post them here!