Court to Brownsburg Taxidermist: Give People Their Property Back
HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. -- A Brownsburg taxidermist accused of fleecing his customers has been ordered to give them their property back.
Kevin McGrotty, owner of Brownsburg Taxidermy, was arrested September 26 after an investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers and the Hendricks County Sheriff's Office.
More than a dozen of McGrotty's customers say he took their money--and their prized hides, mounts and antlers--but never returned a finished product. McGrotty is charged with Corrupt Business Practice and multiple counts of Theft.
On Thursday, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced that McGrotty has been court-ordered to give his customers their property back.
The DNR has set aside three dates for property exchanges at Brownsburg Taxidermy:
- Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Sunday, Oct. 29 | 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Thursday, Nov. 2 | 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
To pick up your items, you will need to bring proof of ownership (such as a receipt, cancelled check or photograph of you with the item) and ID.
If you can't make it to any of the three dates above, you can send someone in your place as long as they can provide proof of ownership, identification, and documentation that they are being sent in your stead.
Indiana DNR says the exchanges are for property only and no desposits will be returned.
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