Charges Filed In Case

CELINA — The Celina Police Department has filed charges on a suspect in connection with the theft of credit cards, and the attempted use of those cards at the Celina Wal-Mart.  

The incident allegedly took place April 30.  At the time of the attempted use of the credit cards, security cameras at Wal-Mart captured images of the suspect at the register and as the suspect left the store.  

The investigation led officers across Ohio as they discovered similar reports in Huber Heights, Marysville, Marion, Salem and Delaware County.  There are also links to investigations in Tennessee and Virginia. All of these instances involve the theft of credit cards or use of stolen credit cards.  

Mark S. Wallencheck, 41, of Elyria, has been charged with two counts of theft, fifth-degree felonies, in connection with the local case. There are active warrants for the suspect held by other agencies in Ohio and Virginia. Wallencheck is still at-large.

The Celina Police Department is continuing its investigation to develop additional information for their case and to assist other jurisdictions in developing formal charges in their cases.  

Anyone with information concerning Wallencheck’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Celina Police Department at 419-586-2345 or their local law enforcement agency.