MANATEE -- A 31-year-old Bradenton man has been charged with fraudulent use of a debit card and identity theft.
Richard A. Miller Jr., of the 1900 block of 26th Street West, was arrested Friday after a roughly four-month investigation into the May 6 theft of a Wells Fargo debit card at a home in the 26000 block of 83rd Drive East, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.
The report states that Miller's wife had permission to stay at the victim's home to care for his dog.
The victim provided Miller's wife with a key and gave her permission to use his wife's car, if needed, the report adds.
The report also states that the victim was having an affair with Miller's wife.
But the victim told authorities he never gave Richard Miller permission to be at his home while he was away.
When the victim came home, he noticed discrepancies with his checking account and his card missing, which was inside a drawer in the master bedroom, according to the report.
A few weeks after the victim came home, someone used the victim's card with intent to purchase items at Walmart valued at $49.84, although the transactions failed to go through, according to the report.
Miller later admitted to trying to use the debit card at Walmart, the report states.
Miller also used the card to successfully withdraw $800 from the Wells Fargo Bank at 11135 State Road 70, the report states.
Miller is seen in a Wells Fargo surveillance video as well as a Walmart surveillance video, according to the report.
Miller was in custody in the Manatee County jail Monday on a $10,000 bond, according to the sheriff's office website.