The Marshall County man known as the Internet Casanova has a date with justice on May 30. Authorities say 29-year-old Raymond Holycross used several aliases to woo women from the west coast to the Midwest and separate them from their money. A Mishawaka woman who met him online last fall called the police when she realized he had pawned her camera. Holycross, who told her his name was Ray Parris, claimed he worked for the Huffington Post and traveled a lot. She bought him a phone, which he used as a virtual little black book, according to court documents. He remains jailed in St. Joseph County on a theft charge, as he has yet to scrape together the $1,000 cash necessary to bond out of jail. Holycross also faces charges of stealing a handgun and some electronics from a Kokomo woman he met online. He’s also wanted on an identity theft charge out of Oregon. Authorities there say he raided the bank account of a woman he dated there.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.