The so-called Internet Casanova will remain incarcerated for now.
29 year old Raymond Holycross of Plymouth was sentenced today to 18-months behind bars.
St. Joseph Superior Court Judge John Marnocha said that had Holycross taken a camera from a parked car and pawned it, he would have been walking out of jail later today on probation. But the judge called Holycross a “con-man” who took the $850.00 camera from a woman he had lived with for months.
"He did homework with my son, he, you know, woke him up for school, he cooked breakfast, I mean not just cereal, I mean he would fix a meal, every meal was cooked,” said victim Theresa Bridegroom.
Bridegroom said this may have been Holycross’ first criminal offense, but she believes he has befriended and stolen from women for at about a decade. “They even mentioned on the news, Good Morning America that he’s, seven states, women have come forward, whether or not they continue to press charges, I don’t know.”
Holycross was arrested in Mishawaka on the theft charge in February and was awarded 78-days’ worth of jail-time credit toward the completion of the sentence he received today.
When Holycross was given the chance to speak at today’s sentencing hearing, he declined.
“I didn’t expect him to say anything,” said Theresa Bridegroom. “It’s who he is and as soon as he serves his time, I have no doubt in my mind he’s going to be right back out doing the exact same thing.”
Holycross is also wanted on a warrant out of Howard County connected to the alleged theft of a gun from a woman he dated there.
It’s alleged that Holycross used internet dating sites to meet, and steal from various women across the country.