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Cooter police chief charged with stealing

Image of Richard Altice from a story covered in May 2016. (Source: KFVS) Image of Richard Altice from a story covered in May 2016. (Source: KFVS)
Richard Altice (Source: Pemiscot Co. Jail) Richard Altice (Source: Pemiscot Co. Jail)
COOTER, MO (KFVS) -

A man who served as the police chief in Cooter and works at the Hayti Travel Center is facing charges for allegedly stealing from the travel center.

According to court documents, surveillance footage showed Richard Altice, 31, loading money onto nine stolen Roady's Rewards cards.

Altice allegedly told a woman that he'd been placing points, which are worth money, on the cards during his shifts.

The general manager of the store ran reports and learned that Altice had loaded $315.78 onto the cards and had already spent $159.99.

A cashier at a travel center in Blytheville, Arkansas told investigators that Altice had used two Roady's cards to buy a body camera and a dash camera.

Altice faces a felony charge of forgery and misdemeanor charges of fraudulent use of a credit or debit device and theft/stealing.

He was taken into custody on Dec. 8.

A judge released him on his own recognizance. 

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