Mr. Neil A. Knudson, 53, who had a booking address of 107 Pleasant Court in Bremen was extradited from a Texas jail and booked into the Marshall County Jail on September 7th at 7:15 p.m.
Knudson had charges filed against him by the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2021 for counterfeiting as a Level 6 felony, and theft of property greater than $50,000. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was in jail in Texas.
The charges were due to a case that began in Marshall County back in May of 2021 where Knudson was accused of counterfeiting paperwork that was used to defraud a company out of a 2019 Corvette.
Court records show that Knudson was at GB Customs on May 24, 2021, and expressed interest in investing money into GB Customs. He told Michael Ramey of GB Customs that he was receiving an inheritance in the amount of $231,000,000. Knudson provided documents to prove his claim and agreed to invest $4.4 million. He agreed to pay $1,150,000 within 60 days and he would use a Ferrari Enzo he owned for his initial buy-in which had a value of $2,640,000.
GB Customs provided Neil Knudson with a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette which he agreed to pay for once he received his in inheritance.
GM Customs provided Trooper Corey Sauer with county documents from Elkhart County Court Judge Alan Palmer that they’d received from Knudson. He had provided the documentation so that he could keep the corvette longer. During the investigation, it was determined that Judge Alan Palmer didn’t exist.
During his investigation, Trooper Sauer was able to locate Neil Knudson in the Dalla County Correctional Facility in Texas. He was booked in on June 2, 2021, for a motion to revoke for theft of property over $750, for a false statement for property credit, and for bail jumping on a $150,000 bond.
The 2019 Corvette was recovered at Sports Motor Cars on June 14, 2021, by Special Agent Matthew. The Special Agent also provided lots of evidence for the case.
A felony warrant for the arrest of 53-year-old Neil Knudson was issued and once released from the Texas facility he was extradited to Marshall County. He is being held in the county jail for Counterfeiting/Forgery and Theft of property valued over $50,000. He is currently being held on a $50,000 cash bond.
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