Tim Lewis Wheat, 45, of 55 Bagwell Drive, Carrollton, was arrested Oct. 4 by Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies on warrants from Cobb County, according to Polk County Jail reports.
Cobb County law enforcement picked Wheat up from the Polk County Jail Oct. 5, records state.
The charges are both un-indicted felonies, according to Cobb County Jail records.
Cobb County records also indicated a bond would not be available, so Wheat will remain in jail.
Wheat was arrested Feb. 26 on a warrant for deposit account fraud charge allegedly occurring in 2011, according to Polk County Jail records. Records do not indicate what prompted a Polk County warrant against Tim Wheat earlier this year.
Wheat was also arrested, along with his wife, Sandra, on March 13, 2011, relating to a deposit account fraud charge allegedly occurring in 2009.
There is no record of Tim Wheat’s case being scheduled for court either in the Polk County Superior Court or the Polk County Probate Court, according to court records and officials.
The Wheats’ 2011 arrests related to a check for a construction sub-contractor at Kasie’s Place, an upstart sports grill at 754 Catersville Highway, Rockmart. Wheat was the general contractor for Kasie’s Place with Sandra Wheat and local businessman Jimmy Smith listed as co-owners on the business permits.
Kasie’s never opened and many of the sub-contractors weren’t paid. At least one tax lien was filed for non-payment, court records stated.
G. Scott Hogue Services d/b/a G. Scott Services, who filed that lien, also filed a lawsuit against property owner James Lester, Sandra Wheat and Smith.
Smith said in interviews at the time that he was paying the sub-contractors with some help from Sandra Wheat. Sandra Wheat said she would continue to help pay the debt.
Tim and Sandra Wheat have since divorced.
Wheat was also the contractor of a 2004 home construction at 44 Meadow Lakes Terrace, Cedartown, where there were 28 tax liens filed against the property for non-payment, according to Polk County Clerk of Court records.
Records indicate there remains $30,000 in outstanding debt on the project.
Other people have publicly named Wheat in failed ventures where they claim they lost thousands of dollars. Those complaints stem from businesses or partnerships in Cartersville, Cobb County, and Gordon County.
Jim Reherman, a former Hall County businessman, said in a 2011 interview that his business dealings with Wheat cost him almost $500,000 and he has yet to collect any of it, even though he got a 2008 judgment from a lawsuit he filed in Cobb County.
He also claims Wheat forged his name on bank documents to secure a large loan, which he later defaulted.
Reherman had filed a criminal complaint with the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office in 2011 relating to the forgery claim.
However, Cobb County officials have not verified whether their charges against Wheat stem from Rehrman’s allegations.