Teen Arrested Again In The Next ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Case
The seventeen-year-old who pretended to be a physician assistant and gained access to two hospitals in the Coastal Bend, Texas area is under arrest once again, and it smells like a sequel to the DiCaprio/Hanks film Catch Me If You Can.
For nearly a month, Zachry Bailey posed as a medical professional and gained access to Corpus Christi Medical Center Bay Area and Doctors Regional hospitals. In December, he plead guilty to two third-degree felonies - acting as a physician assistant without a license and forgery.
In that case, he was sentenced to deferred adjudication for those felonies. He was placed on probation and had to complete the terms of the probation in order to have his records expunged.
In April, Bailey jumped his probation, and traveled to Oklahoma without permission from the probation department. He returned to Nueces County and the terms of his probation were modified in June.
Bailey's now been arrested again, this time in Oklahoma, for multiple counts of fraud committed against multiple people in the last six months or so.
According to court records, Bailey stopped by the Cooper Auto Group on North Kelley on April 19th.
Bailey reportedly brought in a 2023 Acura MDX he was wishing to sell, saying a majority of it paid off.
“Employees were suspicious of the interaction due to Zachry’s young age,” court records reveal.
According to a probable cause affidavit, shows Cooper Auto Group employees called and confirmed through the Toyota Finance Service center that the Acura only had a balance of $1,713.23.
The dealership agreed on a purchase price of $48,000.00. On April 19, a check was issued to Bailey for $46,272.97.
Bailey then returned on May 1st with a 2023 Toyota Tundra to sell, and the dealership confirmed the remaining balance on the truck was $2,244. Bailey then issued a check for $64,256 the same day.
“Soon thereafter, it was found out Zachry had made fraudulent ACH transfers on the outstanding balance toward the Acura and Tundra loans the day before selling the vehicles,” court documents read.
On May 3, Cooper Auto Group observed three ACH transfer attempts. One being to C3 Rentals for $23,500. Two other payments were for First Help Financial totaling $4,999.99 and $3,689.68.
All three payments were stopped prior to payment completion.
An arrest warrant was issued on August 1 in this case.
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