Whiteland Man Arrested for Writing Bad Checks to Purchase Kosciusko County Home

A Whiteland man was arrested Wednesday on five counts of check fraud.
Thomas Tad Bohlsen, 52,  was arrested at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday. His bond was set at $5,250.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, on May 23, Ryan Mishler, doing business as RDM properties, told police he had sold a home on land contract to Bohlsen. The home is in Kosciusko County.

Mishler said he received four checks from Pier 81 Investments and one check from 1215 Investments totalling $25,100. The checks were all signed by Bohlsen and written on Citizens State Bank to pay on the land contract.

Mishler told police three of the checks were returned for “nonsufficient funds.” The other two checks were returned as “unable to locate.”
The affidavit states that bank records from Citizen State bank indicate that there were insufficient funds in the Pier 81 Investments and 1215 Investments accounts to cover the checks written by Bohlsen.

Bohlsen faces five separate counts of check fraud, each a Level 6 felony.
A Level 6 felony carries a minimum sentence of six months and a maximum sentence of two-and-a-half years in prison.