Nineteen-year-old Arrested For Theft Of Laptop, Wallet

The Plymouth Police Department on Monday arrested 19-year-old Andrew Benson on charges of Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Forgery, and Resisting Law Enforcement following an investigation into items stolen from a vehicle parked at the Plymouth High School.

Police received a call on June 20 stating that a Dell laptop computer and a wallet containing credit cards and gift cards were stolen from a vehicle parked at the high school, and police soon learned that the cards had been used shortly after they were stolen. Three Plymouth businesses reported the cards were used at their locations.

Video evidence revealed that Benson had used the card at the businesses and forged the signatures during the purchases. A detective located Benson on Monday outside of a mobile home located at 2401 N. Michigan St. in Plymouth, and while he was being questioned, Benson attempted to flee from police. He was apprehended a short time later, and the stolen laptop computer was located in his truck.

Benson was booked into the Marshall County Jail with a bond of $2000.