ATF, marshals, police arrest two for check fraud | Crime
Two Dubois County residents have been arrested on felony fraud charges and police they’re not done looking into the extent of their activity.
Jasper Police say 22-year-old Shawen W. Smith, who also went by Shawen W. Kinningham, and 20-year-old David G. Slaton were taken into custody by US Marshals, ATF agents and members of the Jasper Police Department while at Hotel LeMerigot in Evansville.
Police say the charges stem from an investigation regarding the use of fraudulent checks and checking accounts to purchase vehicles at Uebelhor Chevrolet in Jasper and attempts to gain cash at various banks in Jasper and Huntingburg. In all, Smith and Slaton are accused of attempting to defraud merchants and financial institutions out of almost $75,000.
The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected as the investigation widens to surrounding communities and states.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Sgt. Rick Chambers at the Jasper Police Department.