(February 5, 2014) – On January 30, 2014, Ocean City police detectives began a theft scheme investigation on an Ocean City resident after being contacted by a local bank official. The bank fraud investigator informed Ocean City police that they had suffered a loss of approximately $31,000 as a result of deposits made by the suspect, who was identified as Igor Gavryushin, 29, of Ocean City.
Further investigation revealed that Gavryushin deposited over $43,000 into his bank account between January 21 and January 23. All of the deposited checks were later returned to the bank as “Account Closed” or “Unlocatable.” However, before the bank was notified that the deposited checks were being returned, Gavryushin had already withdrew $30,000 from his account.
On January 31, Ocean City police arrested Gavryushin at his home. Later that day, detectives served a Search and Seizure Warrant at Gavryushin’s home and located $30,000 in US currency in his bedroom. Ocean City police charged Gavryushin with multiple counts of uttering bad checks and felony theft. Gavryushin was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $5,000 bail.