Murray, KY (April 17, 2018) – A Murray man was arrested in connection with numerous thefts related to the selling of large equipment.
In early January, the Kentucky State Police began receiving information concerning possible fraudulent business transactions related to the sale of large equipment.
The KSP investigation identified victims in Kansas, North Carolina, Vermont, Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio. The total amount of large equipment fraudulently sold totaled nearly $750,000. KSP has been in communication with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and will be working with them in regards to any related federal charges
Matthew P. Crawford, age 37, of Murray, Kentucky was arrested and charged with five counts of Theft by Deception Under $10,000, five counts of Theft by Deception Over $10,000, and four counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition. Crawford was lodged in the Calloway County Jail.
The Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Murray Police Department in the arrest of Mr. Crawford. The investigation continues by Detective Jody Cash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 270-856-3721 or 1-800-222-5555.