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Batesville man held on fraud charge

June 7, 2014

By Brent Brown, Greensburg Daily News, Ind.

June 07--GREENSBURG -- A Batesville man is facing felony fraud charges amid accusations he obtained cash from a local bank by intentionally depositing bad checks.

Raymond Alvis Jordan, 33, was arrested Wednesday and charged with fraud on a financial institution, a Class C felony.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed Monday in the Decatur Circuit Court, Jordan is alleged to have opened a checking account at the 304 East 10th Street branch of MainSource Bank in late April.

Bank personnel told police the suspect deposited $50 when the account was opened; he was then issued checks and a debit card.

The investigation by the Greensburg Police Department revealed Jordan deposited five checks totaling $370 into MainSource ATMs in BatesvilleApril 28 and 29. Jordan is alleged to have withdrawn $180 in cash in three separate transactions April 28. A day later, he withdrew $100 in two separate transactions.

The account issued to Jordan had a negative balance totaling $504.10 as of May 2, according to a police report summarizing the case.

The suspect met with investigators May 29 at the Batesville Police Department to discuss the alleged check deposits and cash withdrawals.

During the course of the interview, police allege Jordan admitted to writing the checks and then withdrawing cash from the ATM in order to purchase groceries and diapers. Police said Jordan stated he planned to repay the bank, but had no steady income due to having been working for only a short period of time prior to speaking with law enforcement officials.

A cash bond in the amount of $1,005 was set for the suspect Tuesday. He remained incarcerated in the Decatur County Jail as of Daily News press time Friday. Jordan's trial is set for Oct. 14.

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056;


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