Gaylord man accused of using Cash App to steal money

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GAYLORD — Michigan State Police said a Gaylord man has been arrested for allegedly using a mobile payment service to steal money from a person.

The Gaylord post was contacted in March 2022 to take a report of a person’s identity being stolen. The victim came to the post to report 49-year-old Curtis Robert Smith had been stealing money from him. Smith had worked for the victim and had access to some of his personal information.

The victim alleged Smith had an account with Cash App which was tied to his debit card. Smith then paid some of his personal bills and also sent money to one of his friends using the Cash App linked to the victim’s debit card.

A search warrant to Cash App revealed Smith had set up a Cash App account using his own emailaddress, but used the victim’s personal information, including the victim’s name and bank information, forthe account. Smith used his own address when he set up the account.

A report was sent to the Otsego County Prosecutor’s Office and an arrest warrant was issued for Smithon Feb 15. Troopers arrested Smith at his home in Gaylord the next day and lodged him in the Otsego County Jail. Smith was arraigned in the 87-A District Court in Otsego County on one count identity theft, and four counts stealing retaining financial transaction device. He was given a $1,000 cash surety bond.

This article originally appeared on The Petoskey News-Review: Gaylord man accused of using Cash App to steal money