Man arrested for using Abilene homicide victim's ID to get money


ABILENE, Texas - Kendra Keppler was found dead Wednesday inside a south Abilene home, but police discovered Thursday that her identification information had been used to obtain a cashier's check.

The man who cashed that check, 36-year-old Charles Edward Newman, confessed to using her information to get $200 from her bank account, according to a police report.

It's the latest development in the investigation into Keppler's death, which police are calling a homicide. She was found dead inside a home in the 3900 block of Whittier Street. Police said she had been dead for a few days.

Newman was booked into the Taylor County Jail for felony fraudulent use of ID and a warrant for parole violation. His bond was set at $10,000. He was still jailed as of 2:45 p.m. Friday.


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