Shawn M. Hill, 29, of Middletown, was indicted on two counts of theft from a person in a protected class and 26 counts of forgery.

Middletown man faces 28 charges related to theft from 93-year-old neighbor

A list issued today by the Warren County Prosecutor’s office indicates Shawn M. Hill was indicted on two counts of theft from a person in a protected class and 26 counts of forgery.

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County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Hill also asked to borrow money while awaiting a settlement from a dog-bite case, “providing forged documentation indicating he was going to receive significant settlement proceeds.”

The neighbor loaned him $34,000, only to learn “there never was a dog-bite settlement” and was never repaid, Fornshell added in a text message.

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Fornshell said the loan problem was discovered first, the other allegations later after further investigation.

Hill was free while awaiting arraignment, scheduled for April 6.

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