Note: This story appears in the Thursday, June 20 newspaper on Page A3.
A 25-year-old Detroit man pleaded innocent Monday in Athens County Common Pleas Court to three counts each of burglary and identity fraud and one count of receiving stolen property.
Markese Allen is accused of committing burglaries July 27, Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 of last year. According to the indictment, the alleged victims of identity theft were three different women. The receiving stolen property charge alleges the Allen possessed three debit cards belonging to one of the women.
Allen’s trial was tentatively scheduled for Aug. 20, and he was released on his own recognizance with the conditions that he not have contact with the three women and stay in Ohio or Michigan.
Allen was already under a January indictment charging him with receiving stolen property, grand theft and two counts of identity fraud.
The receiving stolen property charge alleges he possessed the Social Security card of another man.
County Assistant Prosecutor Meg Saunders said the two identity fraud charges allege that he used the Social Security card and date of birth of the man to apply for a Sallie Mae loan of $16,571. The grand theft charge alleges the theft of the $16,571.
Those offenses are alleged to have occurred between Jan. 1 and Feb. 2 of 2018.
Allen pleaded innocent to the charges at an arraignment last month, and a jury trial was tentatively scheduled for July 16.