A 56-year-old Bend man was arrested Friday on more than 100 theft, ID theft and fraud charges, accused of stealing over $180,000 from an 83-year-old Bend resident over the past six months, police said Saturday.
Police were contacted Thursday by the alleged victim and the family of that person, who officers are not identifying, in regards to allegations of exploitation and aggravated theft by a family acquaintance, said Sgt. Clint Burleigh. Police are not identifying the alleged victim?s name or gender.
The initial reports claimed Larry Allan McCright, 56, had stolen over $180,000 over a six-month period, including using bank cards belonging to the victim without the victim?s permission as well as stealing several personal items and selling them for money, Burleigh said.
Detectives and officers learned where McCright was located Friday and contacted him in front of A-1 Westside Storage at 317 SW Columbia St., Burleigh said.
Detectives learned McCright had been using some of the allegedly stolen money to support his company, Diamond Point Ventures Development, the sergeant said. No other victims associated with the development firm have been identified at this time, he added.
McCright was arrested on 64 counts of identity theft, 32 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, three counts of first-degree aggravated theft by deception, two counts of first-degree aggravated theft and one count each of first-degree criminal mistreatment, mail theft and first-degree theft by deception.
He remained held Saturday at the Deschutes County Jail on nine of the charges, with bail totaling $57,500.
Burleigh said the investigation was continuing and the listed charges are from the initial investigation. Anyone with more information in regards to McCright or Diamond Point Ventures was asked to contact Bend police at (541) 693-6911.