Three arrested in stolen check scheme

Rachel Baldwin rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com

October 24, 2013

WILLIAMSON - Three out of the four defendants identified as conspiring to steal and forge payroll checks from a Williamson business have been arrested and charged with the crime.

According to the criminal complaint and arrests warrants filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court by Williamson Police Chief Barry Blair, Charles Logan Workman, 24, Jamie R. Domosley, 29 and Samantha Joann Deloris Smith, 21, all of Williamson, were taken into custody after they allegedly entered without breaking into the office of Blue Ridge Enterprises located in West Williamson, where they then proceeded to use a company computer to print false payroll checks that were them cashed at a local bank and a Pike County, Ky. grocery store.

Chief Blair stated that one check was made payable to Domosley in the amount of $950; two were issued to Smith, one being for $7oo and the other $850; while another was issued to Tiffany Osborne in the amount of $1,000. To date, Osborne has not been arrested or charged with a crime. Two additional checks in the amount of $950 made payable to Smith were recovered by Frelin Workman, the business owner, and were not cashed.

The complaint reads that C. Workman did enter the office located beside of Stewart’s Drive-In for the purpose of stealing, forging and uttering and that Smith, Domosley and Osborne conspired with and aided in carrying out the crime.

Smith was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy and one count of uttering; Workman was arrested on charges of entering without breaking, 2 counts of forgery and 2 counts of conspiracy; and Domosley was arrested and charged with 2 counts of conspiracy and 1 count of uttering.

The three defendants were arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Pam Newsome and were remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden until which time they successfully posted bond and were released.