Crawfordsville man faces theft, forgery charges

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TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A Crawfordsville man faces criminal charges after prosecutors said he stole a man’s wallet and spent more than $850 with his debit card.

Prosecutors said Eric Hansen stole the wallet from a truck in Darlington, Ind. and used the card at a Lafayette WalMart to buy a computer, a cell phone, electronics and clothing. They said he was identified in surveillance video along with a juvenile girl.

Authorities said the girl told police Hansen was addicted to heroin and traded the computer for drugs. Court documents reveal that Hansen told police he didn’t remember the incident because of memory issues connected to drug use.

Hansen faces theft and forgery charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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