|Former employee’s alleged unauthorized purchase results in charges|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Tuesday, 04 February 2014 09:45|
A man formerly employed by an area business has been charged with forgery and theft for allegedly making an unauthorized purchase.
The businessman reported earlier this month that Christopher Brian Adams, 28, Scottsburg, bought a pressure washer at a hardware store and charged the purchase to the man’s business account in November, 2013. Cost of the piece of equipment was listed at $329.99.
Adams was charged in Scott Circuit Court with forgery and theft on January 16. Forgery is a Class C felony, while the theft charge is a Class D felony.
A preliminary plea of not guilty to the charges was entered for Adams during his initial court hearing on Wednesday, January 22. His jury trial was scheduled for June 3 by Judge Roger Duvall. The judge also assigned a public defender to the case. Adams’ bail was set at $30,000 corporate surety bond or 10% cash, but he was released on home incarceration to await his trial.