West Milton couple pleads guilty to theft, forged paychecks

West Milton couple pleads guilty to theft, forged paychecks

DAYTON — A West Milton husband and wife accused of forging payroll checks and stealing thousands pleaded guilty to charges Tuesday.

Christy Greider, 42, and Jason Greider, 44, were convicted of multiple counts of grand theft, theft and forgery, according to a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court official. Christy Greider pleaded guilty to more than 20 counts and Jason Greider to 14 counts.

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Christy Greider waived a pre-sentencing investigation and agreed to a three-year sentence with judicial release possible after 18 months.

Jason Greider did not waive a pre-sentencing investigation and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 5.

The couple was ordered to pay $53,882.32 in joint restitution.

Christy Greider was charged with 240 count of forgery, grand theft, theft and falsification after being accused of stealing from a Dayton business. Jason Greider was charged with 185 counts.

She was reportedly stealing employee paychecks and writing false payroll checks for Morgan Services employees and employees no longer with the company, according to Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.

Jason and Christy Greider reportedly deposited the checks into banking accounts they controlled.

Christy Greider was fired from the company in July 2017, after she was convicted of wire and mail fraud in another state.

According to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the couple was sentenced in July 2017 for their roles in a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Christy Greider worked as a bookkeeper for M-3 Construction Inc., and helped elderly owners keep track of their personal finances.

Heck said when Christy Greider filled out the job application for Morgan Services, she left off her job at a Tennessee construction company.

They were accused of using the company’s and owners’ personal credit cards to buy a boat, pool, furniture and a trip to Hawaii.

Police responded to Morgan Services within two weeks of her firing, on Aug. 8, 2017, on a report that she had stolen cash from the business.

“Thy did this previously. They have a history of this, and before, so to speak, the ink is even dry on their last conviction, they’re at it again,” Heck said.