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Unauthorized Use Of Rebate Card Lands Woman In Jail
Updated April 11, 2017 6:41 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(VIGO CO.) - A Terre Haute woman was arrested after Indiana State Police investigators say she used a rebate card intended for Parke County victims.

On Monday afternoon, Indiana State Police Troopers from the Putnamville Post served a Vigo County Superior Court search warrant at a home at 5481 West Old US 40, West in Terre Haute. T

he search warrant was sought and received by Trooper Michael Organ after a nearly week-long investigation into the unauthorized use of a rebate card. Trooper Organ conducted many interviews, followed up on various leads and viewed several minutes of surveillance footage to solve this case.

The investigation originated after a Parke County couple contacted Trooper Organ about the unauthorized use of an $800 rebate card from a national home improvement chain store in Terre Haute. The rebate was intended for the Parke County victims and at some point, intercepted by 36-year-old Brandy Ellis via the US Mail.

She and possibly others, then used the rebate card to purchase numerous items at the store, all of which police recovered at the home. Also found was a 1999 Dodge 3500 pickup, reported stolen to the Vigo County Sheriff's Office on October 25, 2016. The truck was impound and the VCSO contacted.

The investigation ongoing and other developments may arise.

Police arrested Ellis on a forgery, theft, and fraud.

Assisting Trooper Michael Organ today, were ISP Troopers Ted Robertson and Ty Lightle.

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