Minford man faces telecommunication fraud charges

By Frank Lewis - flewis@civitasmedia.com



When you’re 18 and charged with five counts of telecommunication fraud, your life is probably not headed in a good direction.

Ian Zachary Tolle, 18, of Minford is facing five counts of telecommunication fraud, a fifth-degree felony and one count of theft, which is also a fifth-degree felony.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a call on Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 from a Minford man stating that someone had stolen his wallet and made several charges using his debit card.

Captain John murphy told the Daily Times a deputy responded and his investigation resulted in a report being filed and forwarded to a detective for further investigation. During that investigation, detectives were able to watch the video surveillance from the bank showing two males in a vehicle using the stolen debit card. detectives were subsequently able to identify the suspects, and that resulted in one male subject being arrested. Murphy said, as a result of that arrest, the stolen wallet and debit card was recovered.

Tolle is currently being held on a $12,500 bond and will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Wednesday.

Donini said the investigation is ongoing and most likely will result in more charges being presented to the Scioto County grand jury at a later date.

Anyone with information regarding the case can contact detective Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091. He said all calls will remain anonymous.


By Frank Lewis


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