BENNINGTON -- A Wardsboro man is accused of eight checks worth nearly $3,000 between April and May at a 7-Eleven in Bondville.
Kristian P. Branley, 23, pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court on Monday to eight misdemeanor counts of bad checks and was released under the condition he appear at future hearings.
According to an affidavit by Winhall Police Officer Jeremiah Rogers, on July 11 Mark Guest, owner of the 7-Eleven on Route 30 in Bondville said he had given the two sons of one of his employees permission to cash checks at his store, however they were returned with insufficient funds.
The eight checks worth $2,990 were written by Timber Ridge LLC and issued through People's United Bank. Timber Ridge is owned by Branley, according to Winhall Police, who told them he and Guest had arranged to settle the matter by July 22. Guest confirmed this, however on July 29 he called police again to say the problem was not resolved.
Rogers wrote that he compared the checks written to Branley's bank account and found Branley did not have enough funds to cover them on each of the days in question.
On Oct. 4 Branley arrived at the Winhall Police Department and was cited to appear in court. The affidavit did not include nor mention any further statements from him.
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