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IU Police captain arrested for alleged theft and fraud

IUPD says they are aware of the charges and the officer is on administrative leave.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A captain with the IU Police Department was arrested this week on charges of theft and fraud after a nearly six-month investigation from the Bloomington Police Department.

Christopher Collins, 38, faces two level 6 felony charges. The Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office will serve as the special prosector in the case, which is common when members of law enforcement are facing criminal charges in the county that they serve.

IU was made aware of the criminal charges on Thursday, and Collins is now on administrative leave, according to IU Public Safety Communications Manager Mary Keck.

Collins husband, Robert Casad, is also charged in the case, and was arrested on 13 separate felony charges of theft and fraud, all level 6 felonies.

Collins and Casad both posted bond after their arrests and will have initial hearings in court on June 6.

According to court documents, Bloomington Police detectives opened the investigation on Nov. 29 of last year after the CEO of Bloomington company, Innovative Surgical Designs, reported that an employee had taken money from the company without permission.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Casad worked as an office manager at ISD from August 2021 until November 2023, and had sole control of the business records for the company.

In the probable cause affidavit, the ISD CEO provided investigators with eight alleged fraudulent checks.

Seven of the eight were written out to Robert Casad with the exception of one check, which was listed as $8,000 and was written out to 3C Properties on Sept. 5, 2023.

According to court documents, Collins said that 3C Properties is an old property company he owned and was a registered LLC, but said he did not have an explanation as to why the money was given and “wanted to stay out of it.”

Court documents allege that Casad and Collins refused to cooperate with police during the investigation.

According to court documents Collins could be seen on video surveillance cashing the $8,000 check on Sept. 6, 2023 at the Indiana University Credit Union on 17th Street. Collins allegedly transferred $4,000 of the check into the 3C Properties checking account and $4,000 into the 3C Properties savings account.

An hour later, Collins allegedly then transferred $7,8000 of the $8,000 into his personal IUCU account.

Court documents allege that the 3C Properties account was inactive and had no substantial deposits or withdrawals from the account in nearly two years.

Over 38 different transactions, ISD reported losing $32,672.69. Collins was allegedly responsible for only the $8,000 taken from the account.