A credit card fraud investigation leads to three arrests in Marshall County. Authorities there got a complaint Saturday night from a Lapaz resident who told police a relative stole the card and made several fraudulent purchases. Officers found the suspect, Aaron Eckman III on the back of a moped driven by Randall Warren Jr. During the course of the investigation, the officers determined the moped was stolen from Bremen, according to a news release. Both Eckman and Warren were arrested without incident. The officers then arrested a third suspect in the fraud, Justin Haining. He managed to escape from the squad car on foot while still wearing handcuffs. Officers found him Monday and arrested him a second time. Eckman is jailed on fraud and theft charges as well as an outstanding warrant. Warren is charged with receiving stolen property. Haining is jailed on a $20,000 cash bond for escape and fraud.
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.