AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - The son of a missing Oakland County man has been charged with three counts of using a financial transaction without consent.
Auburn Hills Police say Patrick Mikes, Jr. used his brother Andrew's AMEX card without his permission on three separate occasions.
Mikes is accused of using the card twice at the Great Lakes Crossing Star Theater on July 26, and then at Johnny Rockets on the same date.
Mikes was given a $50,000 cash bond. He was also ordered to stay away from his father's home. He will need to provide a current address and is required to stay in the state.
Mikes appeared in court on the charges on Wednesday.
Patrick Mikes, Jr. is being called a suspect in the disappearance of his father as well as a person of interest in a violent altercation that took place in the basement of Mikes' home before his disappearance.
A source close to the case tells 7 Action News that investigators are considering this a homicide. The source says the amount of blood found in the basement indicated an injury that was not survivable.
Police identified Mikes as a suspect in his father's disappearance during Wednesday's court hearing. They believe he is a flight risk.
There are concerns for the safety of other members of the Mikes family, specifically Patrick Mikes, Jr.'s 16 year-old brother Andrew.
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