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Indy man faces forgery charge

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An Indianapolis man was arrested on charges of fraud and forgery after police said he took his parents’ debit card and used it without permission at stores in Greenwood.

C. Aaron Straughn, 38, was arrested on charges of fraud and forgery.

Police said he stole his father and mother’s debit card and used it for 53 purchases between Nov. 25 and Dec. 16, spending $5,678.

Straughn’s father was in the hospital, and his debit card was left in his wallet at home, the report said. When the father asked for his wallet, family members found it was missing and believed Straughn took it based on what the card was used to purchase, such as guitars. Straughn’s mother also told police her husband’s driver’s license, social security card and some cash were missing from his wallet, the report said.

Police officers found the guitars bought with the debit card at pawn shops, the police report said.

Officers arrested Straughn during a traffic stop. He told police his mother left the debit card so he could buy guitars and Christmas presents, but he then said he took the card intending to pay his parents back, the report said.

Straughn, 2705 S. Sheridan Ave., was being held at the Johnson County jail on $27,000 bond.

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