Indiana woman charged in business thefts, fraud scheme

An Indianapolis woman faces felony forgery, counterfeiting and other charges for allegedly defrauding more than 20 central Indiana residents through a theft scheme.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Wednesday that Kacey Rucker faces 45 criminal charges for her role in the scheme that involved stolen charge cards and forged checks.

Investigators say the 35-year-old entered businesses in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Avon and Kokomo and stole wallets from employees as they worked. Rucker was one of two or three people who allegedly entered businesses and stole personal items.

Rucker confessed to using the credit cards and other personal information stolen from victims to make purchases, open fraudulent credit accounts and to counterfeit checks, investigators said.

An additional suspect, Monique Turnbow, has been charged separately for her role in the scheme and is scheduled for a July 21 pre-trial conference.

Rucker is in state Department of Correction custody on an unrelated case and an initial hearing hasn't been scheduled. It wasn't immediately clear if she has an attorney.

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