Royalton man charged with theft and no driver’s license or insurance

Christopher Allen Fluharty, 37, Royalton, was charged July 25, with one felony count each of theft, not carrying proof of insurance when operating a vehicle and driving after suspension.

A Little Falls police officer responded July 24 to a report of a vehicle stolen by the victim’s ex-boyfriend. She told officers Fluharty wanted to see a doctor about an insect bite.

The victim allegedly told Fluharty the car did not have insurance and that he did not have permission to drive it. She told police he later drove away in the vehicle anyway.

The victim signed a stolen vehicle form and the vehicle was entered into dispatch as being stolen.

The vehicle was later located on First Street Southeast and First Avenue Southeast in Little Falls. The officer stopped it and when confirming Fluharty was the driver, arrested him for possession of a stolen vehicle as well as having a suspended driver’s license and no insurance.

If convicted, Fluharty faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.