Arrest News Release


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The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office expects to file felony charges against several members of a criminal group known as the “Felony Lane Gang”. The Sheriff’s Office believes that members of this group targeted vehicles parked at the Goebel Soccer Fields at 6800 N. Green River Rd during a soccer game on April 28, 2013.

Seven reports were taken by Sheriff’s Deputies and in each case, a car window was broken and a purse stolen.

Checks taken during these thefts were cashed in Louisville, KY and Warsaw, IN. Two persons, a male and female, were arrested in Warsaw and charged with several felonies related to cashing some of the checks stolen here.

The “Felony Lane Gang” operates by having one group of people commit the vehicle break-ins followed by a second group who disguise themselves to resemble the victims’ identification photos. They then go to a bank drive-thru and utilize the furthest lane (the Felony lane) from the tellers to attempt to cash the checks. This group is reportedly from South Florida and travel across the country committing these crimes.

Case files will be sent to the Prosecutor’s Office for possible additional charges on the two arrested and the investigation is continuing.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office urges citizens to not leave valuables in their vehicles. If they must, keep them out of sight and it would be best to lock them in the glove box or trunk.

Arrested: Charges of Forgery Class C Felony and Theft Class D Felony

Scott David Mahood, age 34, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Rebecka Lee Scoggins, age 37, Ft. Lauderdale, FL