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April 24, 2013

Beltone Hearing Aid Center worker charged with pocketing payments

Crimes

RICHMOND — An employee of a local hearing-aid business has been charged with stealing nearly $10,000 from his employer, according to the Richmond Police Department.

Mark Jordan, 46, of Lexington was arrested Monday and charged with theft by unlawful taking (over $500) and theft by unlawful taking (under $10,000).

On April 14, representatives of the Beltone Hearing Aid Center, Commercial Drive, told police that Jordan had sold two hearing aids to a patient Jan. 17 without recording the sale, according to an RPD report.

It was believed that Jordan pocketed the $3,000 payment, the report stated.

Jordan also had a warrant for his arrest from another county, alleging he never delivered a check for $6,950 paid to him by hearing-aid customers in Rockcastle County.

A warrant was issued April 16 for Jordan’s arrest on the Richmond charge, and he was found Monday at Professional Drive and the Eastern Bypass.

Burglary reported on Big Hill Avenue

A resident in the 300 block of Big Hill Avenue reported Monday that his home had been burglarized during the weekend, and $1,927 in belongings were stolen.

Entry was gained by breaking a rear window, according to the RPD.

Missing items included an Acer laptop computer, a Sanyo 42-inch plasma television, a PlayStation 3 gaming system, a Whirlpool washer, Cabrio model, and a Whirlpool dryer, Cabrio model.  

Jewelry worth $1,500 stolen from home

A resident in the 400 block of Gibson Lane reported Tuesday that a gold swan figurine and a gold ladies’ Berea Community High School ring with a blue stone had been stolen from her apartment some time during the previous three days. The jewelry is estimated to be worth $1,500.

Other thefts:

• A resident in the 100 block of Manna Drive told police Tuesday that his black Schwinn mountain bike, worth $170, had been stolen from his apartment’s front porch that morning.

• A resident in the 600 block of Big Hill Avenue reported Tuesday that a Memphis car stereo box speaker mounted in a gray and black fabric-covered speaker box and an unknown brand car stereo amplifier had been stolen from his unlocked vehicle during the night. The equipment is worth $600.

BEREA CRIME

Son charged with stealing, selling mother’s belongings

Berea police have arrested a man whose mother says he stole her belongings and sold them.

Samuel Lancaster, 28, of Berea, was charged April 18 with theft by unlawful taking.

His mother told police Lancaster had stolen some of her property, worth a total of $1,500, according to a Berea police report.

Lancaster was at the home and admitted he had taken her belongings and sold them, the reported stated. He was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Bushes and flowers stolen from

local businesses

Employees of the Potting Shed, Richmond Road, reported April 19 that several bushes and flowers were taken during the night. The estimated loss is $905.

Also, three days earlier, employees of the Old Town Amish Store reported that eight rose bushes, worth at total of $160, were stolen from the parking lot.

Other thefts:

• A resident in the 100 block of Cherry Road reported April 15 that his garage had been burglarized and a handgun and tools were missing. Estimated loss is $200.

Redbox machine

vandalized

A representative from Red Box DVD and video game rentals reported April 19 that the kiosk at McDonald’s on Brenwood Drive had been damaged. Estimated loss is $600.

Misdemeanor arrests

From April 17 to Sunday, Berea police issued the following misdemeanor charges: two people with driving under the influence (first offense), one person with alcohol intoxication in a public place and one person with public intoxication.

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