RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON TWO MEN STEALING UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE MAIL AND OPERATING LARGE COUNTERFEIT CHECK CASHING ENTERPRISE
Posted on 10/27/2020
Defendant: Shawn Eugene Lipsey and Roy Jd Scott
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The two ring-leaders in this criminal enterprise supervised and directed 17 individuals to cash 89 forged checks with a combined face value of $101,578.78.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a RICO indictment against Shawn Eugene Lipsey, age 38, and Roy Jd Scott, age 39, in a twenty-one count indictment including charges of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Forgery, WUD, Possessing Criminal Tools, and Aggravated Possession of Drugs. It is alleged that between August 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020, the operation would unlawfully steal checks from the US mail and would then counterfeit and cash checks using the stolen bank account information, signatures, and various business logos from businesses, individuals, and government entities, including the following victims: City of Bexley, Worthington Christian Schools, Hydrotech Irrigation, Microcom Corp, Leo’s Mexican Market, Sign Vision co., Link Construction Group, Champion OPCO, PCMS Datafit, Brown Memorial Inc., Walt’s Food Center, and Chiller LLC. “Search warrants were executed at the homes of Lipsey and Scott and numerous items were seized from both homes including computers, check stock, and stolen mail. Drugs and a loaded handgun were also seized from Scott’s home,” O’Brien further stated. O’Brien commended the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the Whitehall Police Department for their thorough investigation of this case.