Sheriff: Man charged with taking checks, credit cards from parents

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rowan authorities say a Cleveland man stole checks, credit cards and other items from his parents and their business. The man is accused of taking a number of personal and business checks for much of this year.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Caleb Graham Knox, 25, of the 900 block of Knox Road, with three counts misdemeanor larceny, one count felony larceny of a firearm, three counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses and two counts of misdemeanor financial transaction card fraud.

Arrest warrants say from Aug. 25 to Oct. 28, Caleb Knox took several checks from the personal account of his father, John Knox. John Knox owns Knox Farm and employed his son. The personal checks totaled $361.75, a warrant said. Caleb Knox is accused of using a Walmart credit card and JC Penny store card from his mother, Angela Knox, between Nov. 20 and Dec. 5, a warrant said.

A warrant said, from July 31 to Aug. 13, Caleb Knox took a double-barrel shotgun, a revolver and a rifle from his father. The warrants also say Caleb Knox took items from his father’s home between July 31 and Nov. 22 and pawned them at Quick Cash Pawn on Statesville Boulevard.

Caleb Knox used his mother’s card to buy items from Walmart, a gas station and Food Lion, and took business checks from his father, a warrant said. Caleb Knox wrote the business checks out to himself in the amount of $2,595 and cashed them between Sept. 12 and Dec. 5, the warrant said.

A warrant said that on Nov. 7, Caleb Knox took 13 confederate bills from his father valued at $800, on Nov. 8, he took five confederate bills valued at $400, and on Nov. 11, he took three confederate bills valued at $200 from his father.

He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $78,500 secured bond.

Knox is currently on probation for a March misdemeanor conviction for possession of stolen goods.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.