"Defendant Pulciani believes ... that those checks have been made good by the bank and may be cashed," Scales said in his emergency motion filed with Jefferson County Circuit Court.
In his letter to Groh, Scales acknowledged the paychecks only were part of the payroll money owed to the employees.
On Friday, Scales said he wanted the record to reflect that the checks were turned over to the court.
"All of the checks are here ... and out of the buildings," Scales said.
The hearing held at the Berkeley County Judicial Center came a few hours after employees were allowed to retrieve their belongings from the Martinsburg facility off GM Access Road with the assistance of Cesare, two Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputies and owners of The Shockey Companies, which own the building, State Sen. John Unger said.
"It's really a shame how they've been treated," said Unger, D-Berkeley.
Unger announced Friday that about $100,000 had been obtained from WorkForce West Virginia to provide the affected employees with training grants. A job fair was held earlier this week and Unger said several of the workers were getting interviews for new jobs.
"My whole focus has been trying to get them assistance," Unger said.
Attorney David Hammer, one of four attorneys involved in litigation filed against the company, said the possible disbursement of payroll money was "one baby step forward" in the effort to get employees what they are owed.
"The final week of work still is not paid," said Hammer, who reiterated concerns about wage garnishments, including taxes and health care charges, withheld in the weeks leading up to the company's abrupt closure.
Attorney Paul G. Taylor, who filed one of two civil actions in Jefferson County Circuit Court on behalf of four employees, told the court that he didn't object to the Martinsburg facility being shown to potential investors, but argued for the cataloging of assets and preservation of evidence, including computers left in the building.