Hamlin Man Arrested for Stealing Vehicles & Jewelry, and Fraud (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Friday, October 07, 2016, 14:28 (991 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – 44 yr. old Jarrod Shea Bonds of Hamlin, was arrested on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 for Forgery, Exploitation of the Elderly, Theft of Motor Vehicle by Check, Identity Theft and a Parole Violation charges.

Bonds, who was under surveillance, was captured entering a downtown jewelry store by officers with the Abilene Police Department Fraud Unit, Crimes Against Property, and Responsive Intelligence Unit. He was located driving a stolen vehicle at the time of his arrest.

A Police investigation revealed that he had previously used the identity of his 92 year old grandfather and stolen checks to purchase a $2,000 necklace pendant and a Byzantine era coin. When he was arrested, Bonds was in possession of a $12,000 forged check. He is currently in the Taylor County Jail and being held in lieu of bonds totaling $27,500 dollars. The total loss caused by Shea to merchants and citizens is estimated to be over $15,000.


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