Clerk-Treasurer’s Son Charged With Using Stolen Credit Card Taken In Town Hall Burglary

Brandon Bush, son of Crothersville Clerk-Treasurer Nalona Bush, has been charged in connection with a break-in at the Crothersville Town Hall last week.
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Bush, 26, of 407 N. Preston St, was arrested by Crothersville Chief of Police Vurlin McIntosh around 5:30 p.m. Saturday and booked into Scott County Jail.
There were no signs of forced entry when the Town Hall was broken into sometime before 3 a.m. last Tuesday, April 13, McIntosh said. Taken in the burglary was a Wal-Mart and a Jackson-Jennings Co-Op credit card. The Co-Op card was later found by a water utility customer and returned to town hall, McIntosh said.
On Thursday, when the police chief attempted to use the town’s Wal-Mart credit card to purchase cleaning supplies for the police department, the card was refused by the store. The chief was told the card was over the maximum limit.
Store officials reported there were five transactions resulting in a total of $990.15 being charged to the town’s credit card.
With the cooperation of Scottsburg Wal-Mart officials, McIntosh reviewed the store’s surveilance system and identified Bush as the person using the town’s credit card to make the purchases.
“When he made the purchases he signed retired chief of police Norman Ford’s name,” said McIntosh.
McIntosh said Bush was charged by the Scott County Prosecutor with possession of stolen property, five counts of credit car fraud, and five counts of forgery as a result of the multiple Wal-Mart purchases.
McIntosh said he is asking the Jackson County Prosecutor to file charges for burglary and theft for the break-in at town hall.
The Chief of Police praised the Wal-Mart surveillance system and the cooperation of store manager John Taylor in helping to bring about an quick arrest in the case.
In Scott Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon, Judge Roger Duvall entered no guilty pleas for Bush who told the judge his family would be hiring an attorney to represent him.
Bush is incarcerated in Scott County Jail on a $50,000 bond.