MIAMI COUNTY — A local man facing multiple identity fraud and theft charges was in Miami County Municipal Court on Wednesday.
Christopher T. Miller, 35, of Piqua, is facing six separate counts of fourth-degree felony identity fraud, one count of fifth-degree felony identity fraud, three counts of first-degree misdemeanor theft, and one count of fourth-degree felony complicity.
Miller was taken into custody last week and arraigned on those charges on Nov. 22.
Miller was charged in connection with an incident originally reported in July in which a victim reported that his credit card had been used without his permission on July 26, according to Piqua police reports. The victim was alerted to unauthorized charges being made at the Sidney Walmart for approximately $1,027.22 and approximately $256.27, both on July 23.
Miller was also charged in connection with incidents at U.S. Bank in Russia on July 22, and U.S. Bank on Vandemark Road in Sidney on July 23, according to court records.
Miller reportedly had access to the victim’s home. A firearm, a Ruger LCP .380 pistol, was also reported stolen from the victim’s home during this time frame.
Unauthorized checks were also reportedly written in the amounts of $1,500; $2,000; and $1,350.
Piqua detectives also uncovered fraudulent accounts made in the names of out-of-town victims, including an elderly victim living out of state.
Also charged in connection with this case, Jordan K. Prickett, 27, address unknown, is facing multiple counts and degrees of felony identity fraud, felony theft, and felony complicity.
Joshua T. Suchland, 29, address unknown, was also charged with third-degree felony identity fraud, fourth-degree felony identity fraud, and fifth-degree felony theft in connection with this case.
Warrants were issued for Prickett’s and Suchland’s arrests on Monday in Miami County Municipal Court.
Miller was being held at the Miami County Jail on bond, but his cash bond was amended, and he was released on his own recognizance for all charges. Miller was ordered not to leave Miami County.
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