Per the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio law enforcement agencies invested over 13,000 (this is a correction, first reports were incorrect) hours in the Baldwin investigation. Ohio taxpayers are paying for this. California law enforcement has an investment here as well, heaven knows how much.
"Campbell police detective Jim Conroy said he and agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio Department of Public Safety and Union County sheriff’s office spent more than 30,000 hours on the case."
Baldwin is being held at the Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsville on a $200,000 bond.
Per the Columbus Dispatch "“People are rightfully upset,” said David Phillips, Union County prosecutor."
Yes, people are upset and for a variety of reasons. The cruelty, the theft by deception, the blatant fraud, AND the cost of the investigation. This was no shoestring operation.
Tri-County Regional Jail, Baldwin's current residence.
Baldwin's mugshot from the Tri-County Regional Jail. Here is a link to Baldwin's booking information, his jail resume.
Ohio law enforcement is not playing with this man. This is a fine thing.
The Baldwin case has made the national news. The Hill covered it today.