Troopers Arrest Subject for Fraud Charges

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Delaware State Police arrested Ricky Welsh, 52, of Ephrata, PA on multiple charges related to a fraud investigation.

On January 13, 2023, at approximately 4:57 p.m., troopers responded to the Citizens Bank located at 146 Foxhunt Drive, Bear, for a fraud investigation. Upon arrival, it was determined a male suspect entered the bank and attempted to withdraw cash from an account utilizing a stolen identification card. After being denied, the subject fled the scene on foot. Troopers searched the area and located a subject matching the description of the suspect. The subject was identified as Ricky Welsh and was taken into custody without incident. Troopers discovered Welsh was in possession of several identification documents belonging to a 70-year-old male victim. It was also learned, prior to the incident Welsh attempted withdrawals from the same bank account at two other Citizens Bank locations and made a successful purchase of a cellphone from the victim’s service provider.

Welsh was transported back to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Identity Theft (Felony) – 4 counts
  • Theft $1,500 or Greater and Victim is 62 Years of Age or Older (Felony)
  • Attempt to Commit Theft $1,500 or Greater and Victim is 62 Years of Age or Older (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Forgery 1st Degree (Felony) – 5 counts
  • Criminal Impersonation – 4 counts

Welsh was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $60,000 secured bond.

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