Former Belmont County Commissioner arrested for mail fraud

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October 31 2021 11:59 pm

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – Authorities arrested former Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas on Tuesday morning on charges of mail fraud.

Thomas is being held in the Belmont County jail on no bond while waiting to be taken into FBI custody.

On September 30 a federal grand jury charged Thomas with crimes related to stealing more than half a million dollars from an elderly woman with dementia while acting as the woman’s Power of Attorney.

According to court documents, from 2012 through August 2019, Thomas defrauded a client while serving as her Power of Attorney. It is alleged that Thomas took the victim’s money without her knowledge or permission to use for his own benefit.

More on Thomas can be found here.

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