Franklin man indicted for ID fraud after trying to use plane ticket in relative’s name

Joshua A. Tuck / Montgomery County Jail

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Joshua A. Tuck / Montgomery County Jail

UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m. (March 31)

A Franklin man was indicted today for receiving stolen property and identity fraud, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.

Joshua Tuck, 25, is ordered to appear for arraignment April 13 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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A Franklin man is being held at the Montgomery County jail after authorities determined he used his stepbrother’s driver’s license and credit card to purchase an airline ticket, according to a Dayton police report.

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Joshua A. Tuck, 25, is facing one count of identity theft and receiving stolen property. A court hearing has been scheduled for Monday afternoon.

Tuck was taken into police custody on Sunday after he attempted to enter the Dayton International Airport TSA checkpoint with an airline ticket to Minneapolis-St. Paul that had been issued to his stepbrother. According to the police incident report, Tuck used his stepbrother’s Ohio driver’s license and he used his stepbrother’s credit card to purchase the airline ticket.

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Tuck told authorities his stepbrother authorized him to use the ID credit card, and he allowed Tuck to use them all the time.

While searching through his possessions, TSA personnel found two packs of cigarettes that were found to contain marijuana, according to the incident report.

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