arrested on 9 felony counts
English Burnett, Editor
According to information from Sgt. Noel Houze Jr., public information
officer for the Indiana State Police Versailles District, an investigator
for the Indiana Gaming Commission has been arrested and is facing
several felony counts.
An investigation into suspicious activity by Troy Knorr, 46, of
Columbus, began in September of 2008 after Knorr was at the Wolf
Theaters in Greensburg and was trying to pass what appeared
to be a 20 dollar bill.
At that time, employees of the theater contacted Greensburg Police
to investigate the suspicious activity. At some point after the
local authorities were notified, the Indiana State Police began
an investigation in November of 2008 that led to the felony charges
now being levied against Knorr. He (Knorr) has been accused of
stealing counterfeit 20 dollar bills from evidence storage at
the Belterra Casino near Vevay. As the investigation progressed,
authorities say it led to other charges.
Knorr now faces six counts of Forgery, a Class C Felony; Corrupt
Business Influence, a Class C Felony; Theft, a Class D Felony;
and Official Misconduct, a Class D Felony.
The accused was taken into custody last Tuesday, August 11 at
his home in Columbus without incident, according to police. He
made his initial appearance in Switzerland County Superior Court
just after his arrest on Tuesday and is currently out on bond.