Clay County Constable Ronnie Gale Pullin and his wife, Rohna Jeanean “Ginger” Pullin of Thornberry were indicted Monday, Nov. 4 by an Archer County grand jury on multiple charges of defrauding an elderly person.
Both were arrest Monday evening, as first reported by The Clay County Pioneer Sentinel, and booked into the Archer County jail.
Ronnie Pullin, 45, is charged with two counts of credit card or debit card abuse involving an elderly person, one count of forgery of a financial instrument involving and elderly person and one count of exploitation of an elderly or disabled person.
Rohna Pullin, 48, is charged with two counts of credit card or debit card abuse involving an elderly person, three counts of forgery of a financial instrument involving and elderly person and one count of exploitation of an elderly or disabled person.
Bonds were set at $20,000 on each count for both suspects. Bonds total $80,000 for Ronnie Pullin and $140,000 for Rohna Pullin. Both were bonded out Monday night.
District Attorney Paige Williams said Tuesday that Rohna Pullin’s father was the victim of the fraudulent activities. The elderly man was living with relatives in Archer County when the fraud occurred and was conducted through an Archer City branch of Well Fargo Bank.
Texas Rangers and Adult Protective Services led the investigation, which Williams said lasted several months.
Ronnie Pullin, a Republican, is in his first term as constable of Clay County, having been elected by straight-party voters in the November 2012 general election. Pullin defeated longtime constable Toby Davis. He began his term Jan. 1.