|Forgery, receiving stolen property charges filed against Crothersville man|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Tuesday, 08 July 2014 13:40|
Officers with the Versailles post of the Indiana State Police arrested a Crothersville man on Wednesday, June 25, charging him in connection with using a credit card issued to a dead person.
Ryan Kevin Mull, 23, of Dismore Street, has been charged with five counts of forgery and one count of receiving stolen property.. The charges of forgery are Class C felonies and the receiving charge is a Class D felony.
All charges were filed on Friday, June 27, in Jackson Circuit Court in Brownstown.
According to ISP information released about the case, Mull first came to the attention of the ISP on June 4. Trooper Randel Miller was assigned to investigate a report of fraud using a deceased person’s credit card. Trp. Miller learned that the card was used for about six months following the death of the card holder. Internet purchases were made as were items bought at Home Depot in Seymour.
Video surveillance films helped the investigation. Mull allegedly made purchases totaling over $6,000 in a two-month period.
Master Trooper Kevin Riordan and Crothersville Police Chief Richard Hardin assisted Trp. Miller in arresting Mull at his home on Wednesday.
A search of the residence allowed officers to locate several item purportedly related to the investigation.
Mull was transported to Jackson County Jail in Brownstown that same day to await his initial court hearing.
A check of his past criminal record revealed that Mull has had previous charges of conversion and check deception.