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Man who failed to appear is being held

November 03, 2005|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

A Hagerstown man charged with 121 counts of theft, forgery and creating false documents who failed to appear in court Oct. 20 appeared Wednesday for a bail hearing in Washington County District Court.

Keith Lee Wills, 36, of 17956 Garden Lane, Apt. 2, was behind held Wednesday night on $110,000 bail at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a spokeswoman there.

Wills' previous address is listed in court documents as 4 Fleming Drive in Hancock.

Wills also was charged with one count of theft scheme, stemming from alleged thefts in 2004 and 2005, documents state.

Wills was working at Golden West, 59 W. Main St. in Hancock, when he allegedly forged numerous checks, spending more than $27,000 that belonged to TJMM Inc., documents state. The checks allegedly were forged between May 21, 2004, and March 7, 2005.

Documents state Wills forged nearly 60 checks. A warrant was issued for Wills' arrest when he did appear in court on the charges in October, documents state.

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Wills also was being held Wednesday on two charges of theft from an unrelated incident.

Documents state that, in August 2005, Wills allegedly stole $2,425 from his employer at the time, Hollywood Video on Wesel Boulevard in Hagerstown. Two store deposits from the store from July 15 and July 29 never were deposited, documents state.

When questioned, Wills confessed to keeping the money instead of depositing it, documents state. Wills, who was the store manager, allegedly used the money to pay an attorney representing him in another theft case, documents state.

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