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Thomas Lewis Reid
Courtesy of Iredell County P2C website

Suspect Already Out On Bond Charged With Felony Offense For Allegedly Failing To Deliver Purchased Item

61-year-old Thomas Lewis Reid was arrested by Troutman Police Officers. He’s charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. According to a news release issued Thursday (October 12) by the Troutman Police Department, Reid was arrested on October 5.

On October 4, the Troutman Police Department received a report of an incident reportedly involving the obtaining of property by false pretenses. The complaining party alleged that they had paid Thomas Reid, also known as Tim Reid, $2,300 to purchase a pool liner in May of 2022. As of the date of the report, the victim had contacted Reid numerous times asking for him to deliver the pool liner that they had purchased. Reid never provided the liner despite repeated attempts by the victim requesting him to do so.

The Troutman Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit was assigned to investigate the incident and obtained a warrant for Reid’s arrest. He was arrested without incident at the Troutman Police Department on the outstanding warrant was taken before a magistrate where bond was set at $5,000 secured. At the time of the arrest, Reid was out on bond for charges connected to similar incidents in Iredell County.

Reid has additional charges pending against him including felony obtaining property by false pretense, and multiple misdemeanor counts of fail to work after being paid. Reid was not listed as an inmate as of earlier today (October 13). A District Court date on the most recent charge filed was scheduled today.