MOST WANTED: Jacob Larese (aka Josh MacIntire)

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email
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Jacob Larese was captured. Click here for details.

NEW INFORMATION: Deputies say they've received a lot of viewer tips. They now believe Larese is in the Huntington--and driving a white 2007 Dodge Charger. Police say it's a rental car that was supposed to be turned in at least a week ago.

It's a case that hits close to home for us at WSAZ. Detectives say a man claimed he worked here at the station--and made several other false claims three different times in order to get a bank loan. Now, he's on the run.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department has named Jacob Nathan Larese one of Charleston's Most Wanted.

He also goes by the aliases: Josh McIntyre (also spelled "MacIntire") and Adam Williamson. Larese is accused of not showing up for court earlier this month.

Police say Larese took out a bank loan at the First Bank of Charleston for $15,000, but gave the bank false information. The police report says he gave this false information:

  • He worked at DiTrapano & Associates.
  • He had an $800,000 trust fund at Huntington Bank.
  • Advised his primary residence was worth $112,000.
  • He owned a 2005 Mercedes worth $38,000.
  • He owned a 2000 Mazda Miata worth $13,000.

In the police report, the president of the First Bank of Charleston said all of these claims are ficticious. He also said Larese's account was overdrawn two weeks after the last loan was given.

The police report says Larese was arrested when he showed up at the bank for a fourth loan. The bank had been in contact with police.

Jacob Nathan Larese is 26 years old. His last known address is on Big Tyler Road in Cross Lanes, but deputies believe he may have moved. Larese most recently worked as a reporter at a Charleston radio station.

Call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department at (304) 357-0169 if you have any information about him.

NOTE: Jacob Larese never worked at WSAZ.


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