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Charges filed against man accused of stealing mail, forging checks

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Terre Haute man faces multiple theft and forgery charges after allegedly stealing checks from Clay County mailboxes, forging his name on them and trying to cash them.

Those and other charges were filed against Harry E. Dickison Jr. on Thursday in Clay Superior Court. He appeared via video in court on Monday, where he was appointed a public defender and his bond and future court dates were set.

The investigation began on Jan. 3, when a rural Brazil resident reported his mail stolen, including a check for more than $2,000. Ten days later, a second rural Brazil resident reported his mail stolen, including a more than $200 check written to pay a debt.

Court documents state that on Jan. 3, Dickison tried to cash the check from the first victim.

"The check ... had been altered by someone using a black marker to change the name of who the check was written to as well as they had traced over all other ink writing written with the marker," according to the affidavit of probable cause in the case written by Clay County Sheriff's Department detective/sergeant Jerry Siddons.

The second victim's check was cashed on Jan. 17. Further investigation found the check had been altered and endorsed by Dickison.

Dickison faces two counts of forgery, Class C felonies; two counts of theft, D felonies; and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. He also has two separate pending criminal cases filed against him in Clay County.

Dickison remained jailed Monday on bond.

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When he gets out of prison, he'll have learned how to hone his forgery skills.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Feb 18, 2014, at 10:51 AM

Yea, I hope they check at first financial bank too where him and his girlfriend ERika, the one who just got locked up a month ago for stealing checks, went and stole 800.00 dollars out of Tim Tryon's account, They should be so proud to steal from a dying man.

-- Posted by ape1 on Tue, Feb 18, 2014, at 12:22 PM

it was in July of last year, but Harry wore a rag on his head trying not to get identified.

-- Posted by ape1 on Tue, Feb 18, 2014, at 12:23 PM

This type of theft is happening more and more.people must watch your mailboxs,because it can happen to anyone at any time.you must protect yourself from this type of crime. checkmate

-- Posted by checkmate on Tue, Feb 18, 2014, at 3:09 PM

I hope he gets the maximum. He has been a problem for a long time. Make an example of him.

-- Posted by dude1 on Wed, Feb 19, 2014, at 7:30 AM

I would hope that First Financial had to replace the $800.00 to Mr. Tryon's account if Harry & Erika did not have legal access to the account/money. I am truly sick of all the thieving, robbing, burglaries, hacking etc...

-- Posted by indianamama on Wed, Feb 19, 2014, at 10:20 AM

No they did not because they could not positively identify him because he had a rag on his head

-- Posted by ape1 on Wed, Feb 19, 2014, at 10:08 PM

Then APE1, let's hope Harry & Erika aren't intelligent enough to sue you for LIBEL, since they were never charged.

I think it's pretty sh*tty that people take so much time figuring out how they're going to STEAL from someone else and have NO MORAL CONSCIENCE after committing the crime, when they could use the same energy finding a REAL JOB.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Feb 21, 2014, at 11:24 AM

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