A judge set his bond at $30,000, and jail records state Whittemore is being held for Colorado authorities.
Court affidavits state Whittemore is a registered sex offender, wanted in Colorado and the teen was listed as a missing person and runaway from Colorado.
Investigators say Whittemore encouraged the youth to break into cars and steal items. Court papers state the duo stole a wallet from one car and used the victim's credit cards to purchase items at a pharmacy and department store.
Mount Pleasant Police charged Whittemore with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, breaking into a motor vehicle and financial transaction card fraud.
There is no word on whether the youth has been returned to Colorado.
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