Greenville business owner, employees indicted on wire, mail fraud charges


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – The owner of a Greenville electronics store and 14 of his employees are now facing federal fraud charges.

We first covered this story back in January when the Secret Service and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office raided the store — ReBoot, located at 1386 N. Pleasantburg Drive — and took more than a million dollars worth of items.

The store owner and his employees are accused of knowingly selling stolen goods.

7News spoke with the store owner on Wednesday and he denies the accusations.

“It’s not true,” Jonathan Field, the owner of Reboot, said. “We were not intentionally buying or selling stolen goods. The same as any pawn shop, stolen items are going to be sold even if you’re doing everything you can to make sure it doesn’t happen.”

The charges include conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

According to US Attorney’s Office, the maximum penalty the defendants could receive is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.

The following are the names of those indicted in this case:

  • Jonathan E. Field, age 40, of Mauldin, South Carolina
  • Jacob D. Brandt, age 38, of Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Joshua M.  Watson, age 34, of Liberty, South Carolina
  • Michael G.  Lyles, age 21, of Fountain Inn, South Carolina
  • Bryan F.C. Schroeder, age 23, of Cottonwood, Arizona
  • Kenneth C. Carnes, age 25, of Taylors, South Carolina
  • Danny L.  Rainey, age 32, of Taylors, South Carolina
  • Larry D. Sample, age 39, of Brevard, North Carolina
  • Charles C.O. Matt, age 40, of Greenville, South Carolina
  • Richard A. Bolt, age 52, of Piedmont, South Carolina
  • Adriana R. Martinez, age 35, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina
  • Corey J. Haentjens, age 32, of Greenville, South Carolina
  • Justin Brock Rainey, age 30, of Taylors, South Carolina
  • Shena J. Field, age 40, of Mauldin, South Carolina
  • Tara A. Kennedy, age 41, of Easley, South Carolina

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