2 men charged with fraud, theft from elderly in Beavercreek fraud case

Two wanted men are accused of trying to cash fraudulent checks written on an older Beavercreek man’s account.

Christopher R. Mantell, 27, of Kettering and Charles Nunns, 49, of Dayton were both charged last week in Fairborn Municipal Court with fraud and theft from the elderly. Arrest warrants were issued for both men.

The Beavercreek Police Department began an investigation Oct. 31 when a man told police he received a call from his bank that Mantell and Nunns had tried to cash fraudulent checks at bank branches in Moraine and Huber Heights, respectively, totaling $4,615, according to an affidavit.

A bank manager told police the check Nunns tried to cash was known to be fraudulent because he had tried to cash it at a different branch half an hour prior. The manager collected Nunn’s ID and verified it before telling him the bank would not cash the check and that the bank was keeping it, the document read.

Security video showed both Mantell and Nunns at the banks trying to cash the checks, the affidavit stated.

Mantrell also has a warrant in Florida for fraud and receiving stolen property, court records state.

Neither man was in custody at time of writing.

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