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Man charged with fraud, held on warrants in other cases

Jeseph Darnell Walker Sr., wanted for failing to appear for multiple court dates, was arrested and charged in two additional cases of identity fraud and theft. Full story: <a href="http://bit.ly/1GzsIMi" target="newwin">http://bit.ly/1GzsIMi</a>
Jeseph Darnell Walker Sr., wanted for failing to appear for multiple court dates, was arrested and charged in two additional cases of identity fraud and theft. Full story: http://bit.ly/1GzsIMi (HANDOUT)

A Westminster man wanted for failing to appear for multiple court dates was arrested Monday and charged in two additional cases of identity fraud and theft.

Jeseph Darnell Walker Sr., 31, of the unit block of Hook Road, will have a bail review in the Circuit Court for Carroll County today based on a warrant issued by Judge Thomas F. Stansfield in July after Walker failed to appear for a court date.

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Monday, Walker was charged with identity fraud, applying for a credit card with a false identification, receiving a credit card unlawfully, fraud to avoid paying a debt and theft $1,000 to less than $10,000, according to electronic court files. He was being held Tuesday on $25,000 bond.

According to charging documents, in September 2013 a Carroll County sheriff's deputy was sent to a Westminster home to investigate a stolen credit card report. The alleged victim told police Walker may have had access to the credit card.

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The card was used at multiple ATM locations in Westminster, and security footage allowed the deputy to identify Walker as a suspect, according to the documents.

The alleged victim later reported Walker had also opened a credit card account in his name and allegedly ran up almost $10,000 in debt, according to the documents. The deputy confirmed this in September 2014 and a warrant was issued.

Walker was also charged with theft of $10,000 to less than $100,000, check fraud, using a fraudulent check and unauthorized removal of property, according to electronic court files. He was being held on an additional $25,000 bond in connection with the additional charges.

According to charging documents in the second case, a trooper from the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack was contacted by Koon's Toyota in Westminster in August 2014 because Walker purchased a vehicle and allegedly made a down payment with a bad check.

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The corporate treasurer for the dealership told the trooper Walker made a $3,000 down payment with a check written from a closed account and financed the remaining balance in March but made no payments, according to the documents.

Investigation found that Walker had allegedly registered and titled the vehicle in Virginia using some false identifying information, according to the documents. An arrest warrant was issued in August.

Walker was served with both warrants Monday and was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center, according to electronic court files.

Reach staff writer Heather Cobun at 410-857-7898 or email heather.cobun@carrollcountytimes.com.

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