One Caught, One Sought in Venango-Crawford Counties Timber Sales Fraud

| December 29, 2013

FRANKLIN, Pa. – One man is in custody while another is being searched for in a case involving illegal timber sales in Venango and Crawford Counties.

David Allen Kapellusch, 34, of Titusville, was arrested on December 20 on multiple charges relating to illegal timber sales.

Sources report that Steven Michael Marchand, 49, of Titusville, was also involved in the fraud and is wanted by state police.

According to police, Marchand is a 6’3″ white male, weighing 235 pounds, with black hair and blue eyes.

Reportedly the two stole $310,500.00 in the year-long operation of illegal timber sales.

According to court documents Kapellusch is facing the following offenses:

– 4 counts of Theft By Deception-False Impression, Felony 3
– 5 counts of Conspiracy – Theft By Deception-False Impression
– 2 counts of Forgery – Unauthorized Act In Writing , Felony 3
– 4 counts of Conspiracy – Forgery – Unauthorized Act In Writing, Felony 3
– 2 counts of Identity Theft, Felony 2
– 4 counts of Conspiracy – Identity Theft, Felony 2
– 1 counts of Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Felony 3

Unable to post $121,500.00 bail, Kapellusch is housed in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on January 8 in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish.

Source: The Titusville Herald


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