Fraud Investigation in Ralls County
Ralls County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating multiple fraud incidents. Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie says the investigation centers on two individuals from the Licking Missouri area. 39 year old Robert Wilbur Copenhaver and 35 year old Robert Dale Lane are suspected of using fraudulent checks from a business in the Licking area and personal checks from a closed account to obtain food and lodging in the area.
Sheriff Dinwiddie says Copenhaver and Lane work for Tech Edge—a subcontractor for Ralls Technology and have been installing fiber optic lines in the area. They may also be accompanied by a 24 year old Amanda Peterson.
The sheriff’s department warns against accepting checks from these individuals and you’re asked to call the Ralls County Sheriff’s department if you come in contact with them. No charges have been filed at this point in the investigation.