RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON MAN FOR THEFT OFFENSES IN EXCESS OF $400,000 FROM 5 VICTIMS
Posted on 10/21/2020
Defendant: Carl L. Renier
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Carl Renier took advantage of multiple victims by fraudulently forging their signatures on documents in order to take control of funds and properties that were not his to claim.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a 36 count RICO indictment against Carl L. Renier, age 48. The counts in the indictment include Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Theft, Theft from a Person in a Protected Class, Tampering with Records, Identity Fraud, Identity Fraud Against a Person in a Protected Class, Forgery, and Money Laundering. In September of 2019, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office was advised that an overage from a Sheriff’s sale of a foreclosed home located at 2599 Mock Road, was not properly disbursed to the former home owners, Thurgood and Amanda Linebarger. It is alleged that on December 19, 2018, the defendant forged and filed documents with the court requesting that the check for the $38,636.71 surplus amount be mailed to Levell Holdings LLC, which was incorporated with the State of Ohio by Carl Renier. Renier then forged the Linebarger’s signature and deposited the check into his corporation account. It is further alleged that between July 2019 through March 2020, Renier also filed forged quit claim deeds on four other properties. In total, five families were victimized by the defendant, with a combined monetary loss of $401,700.00,” O’Brien stated. O’Brien commended the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for their thorough investigation of this case.