A man was recently arrested on theft charges in a case that involves 10 counties located in both Texas and Oklahoma and involves 8,000 head of cattle as well as loans of more than $5.8 million. The investigation in question began more than a year ago after bank officials at the First United Bank in Sanger attempted to gather the 8,000 cattle as collateral, but were unable to locate them. Through investigatory efforts, it was later determined that none of the animals were legitimately owned by the man who had used them as collateral.
It was later determined that the man was able to deceive the bank through the use of fraudulent documentation. In June 2018, an indictment was made for first-degree felony charges of theft totaling more than $200,000. The man was later arrested and placed in the Witchita County Jail. If convicted, the man could face up to life in prison as well as fines and restitution.
For people facing theft charges in Texas, it can be critical to obtain the services of a skilled criminal attorney who can review their case and help create a strong defense. While theft in Texas is a serious crime, many people are not aware that various defenses can be raised in response to these charges.
Defenses to Texas Theft Charges