On December 18, 2020 a report of an alleged theft was made to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office by a victim from a residence in the Oneida area of Scott County. The victims allege that one of the confirmed stolen items was taken from underneath the family Christmas tree. Scott County Sheriff’s Detective Lisa Anderson was assigned to investigate.

Through her investigation, Detective Anderson was able to identify a Nintendo Switch that was pawned at the Winfield Pawn Shop and identified Amy D. Best, 43 years of age of Oneida, as the perpetrator of the alleged theft from her grandchild’s Christmas bounty. Best was taken into custody today and booked into the Scott County Jail and is being held on charges of theft under $1,000 with a bond set at $7,500. The investigation continues as other items may be outstanding.

Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips said, “It’s a sad day and time to see charges like this at such a special time of the year for special people, including children. We won’t stand for it. We appreciate Detective Anderson’s noble work and we will continue to commitment ourselves to these investigations.”