Theft alleged

Troy F. Williams, 47, of 1149 Market St., has been charged by Montoursville police with theft by deception and receiving stolen property following an incident at Wal-Mart, 1015 N. Loyalsock Ave., on Aug. 6.

Police said Williams received a $62 gift certificate for a pair of boots he claimed he was returning to the store, but in fact he just took off a rack, police said. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman.