On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 40-year-old Kevin Randall Hunt of Fort Meade, was charged with 4 counts of Grand Theft, 4 counts of Uttering a False Instrument, 2 counts of Criminal Use of Personal Identification, 1 count of Obtain Property by Fraud, 4 counts of Forgery, and 1 count of Scheming to Defraud. It was easy to locate Hunt, he was already in jail for similar crimes.
Hunt, who has been in the Polk County jail 18 times previously, and has a criminal arrest history which includes 29 felony arrest charges, 15 misdemeanor charges, and five unknown level charges, and has been in state prison once before must now answer to his latest attempts to defraud the public.
Through their investigation, Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives learned Hunt used six forged checks from the Clear Springs Company, and several Clear Springs subsidiaries, to steal over $2000.
Hunt took the forged checks to several area businesses. On two occasions, Hunt used his brother’s name, “Shannon Hunt” as his own identify in an effort to evade detection.
Video surveillance from the stores showed a “slender white male with short graying hair” cashing the checks. Detectives identified the suspect as Kevin Hunt.
Hunt has been in the Polk County Jail since April 22, 2015, for crimes he committed in January. Combining the April arrest with yesterday’s charges, Hunt now faces a total of 28 separate charges related to check forgery, fraud, identity theft, petit theft, grand theft, and one VOP charge.
The bond for those charges is $31,000, but no one can cash this check for Hunt; the VOP charge is no bond. That’s one we’ll bank on keeping Hunt behind bars where he belongs.