Man dubbed 'Internet Casanova' faces charges in Indiana
Police: Raymond Holycross stole camera
Last Updated: 293 days ago
MISHAWAKA, Ind. - A man who has been dubbed the "Internet Casanova" is facing charges in Indiana after authorities said he stole the camera of a Mishawaka woman.
Raymond Holycross, 29, of Plymouth, has been charged with theft and is expected to be arraigned on Friday, ABC57 in South Bend reported.
Holycross developed a reputation online as being a man who met women on Internet dating sites and then stole items from them.
Theresa Bridegroom, of Mishawaka, has been in contact with other women who told her they were involved romantically with Holycross.
"I was up all night just trying to get in contact with these people because I didn't know if he was going to get out of jail," Bridegroom said.
Holycross was being held on a theft warrant from Howard County after he was accused of stealing an ex-girlfriend's gun and some electronics, ABC57 reported.
He was arrested at Bridegroom's apartment Tuesday after she said he pawned her camera.
"There are active cases that are being investigated right now," Mishawaka police Lt. Tim Williams told ABC57. "What they are we can't comment on since they are active ongoing."
Lt. Michael Budreau of the Medford, Ore. Police Department told ABC57 that Holycross was being sought there on two charges stemming from an identity theft investigation.
Authorities in Oregon said they are hoping the FBI will get involved in the investigation because of the multiple jurisdictions involved.
"How many years this has went on and he hasn't been caught, and I thought this is my chance, you know. I wasn't going to screw this up,” said Bridegroom.
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