As many as 35 total counts including fraud and check deception have been levied against a man authorities allege passed a multiple amount of bogus checks in Ohio and Indiana including the Dubois County area.
Back in January, Huntingburg Police received a complaint from the manager of the Huntingburg IGA store that the grocery business had received multiple bad checks that were cashed on a business account.
Officer Andrew Hammack recieved the complaint and initiated an investigation that was eventually turned over to Huntingburg Detective Sergeant Tyler Stivers.
Huntingburg Police say an investigator with Houtchins, the parent company of IGA, provided Stivers with enough evidence to show that 32 fraudulent checks totaling $13,257 were cashed at the Huntingburg IGA.
Detective Stivers found that 42-year old Marc Schroy of Huntingburg had opened a legitimate business checking account with Old National bank under the business name of ARC Angle Welding LLC.
Police say however, Schroy only deposited the initial minimum amount required to open the account and began cashing multiple amounts of checks. As a result police say the account was to non-sufficient funds.
Further investigation by authorities revealed Schroy continued to cash more fraudulent checks from the account at various across Indiana and Ohio totaling over twenty-four thousand dollars.
Detective Brock Werne with the Indiana State Police Jasper Post was asked to assist with the investigation and an arrest warrant was obtained through the Dubois County Circuit Court.
Police say Schroy made contact with Trooper Connor Giesler with ISP on Tuesday in order to turn himself in to authorities. Schroy met with Detective Sergeant Stivers with Huntinburg Police and was taken into custody without incident.
Schroy was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center in Jasper on a Level 5 felony count of fraud on a financial institution, two Level 6 felony counts of check fraud and theft, a misdemeanor count of theft and 29 misdemeanor counts of check deception.
Police say their investigation is still ongoing and encourage anyone with information to contact the Huntingburg Police Department or the Jasper post of the Indiana State Police.