West Milton man arraigned on 163 counts of forgery, 12 counts of theft

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 2:21 AM
Updated: Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 12:08 PM

UPDATE @ 12:08 p.m. (May 17):

A man facing more than 150 forgery charges was released without bond on Thursday.

Jason Greider, 43, of West Milton, was arraigned on May 16, according to Montgomery County court records.

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INITIAL REPORT:

A West Milton man who was indicted on 163 counts of forgery, six counts of theft greater than $1,000, and six counts of theft greater than $7,500, will be arraigned today in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. 

Jason Greider, 43, is accused of depositing forged payroll checks from his wife’s former employer, Morgan Services, into accounts that they controlled, according to Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.

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Prosecutors said that his wife, Christy Greider, 42, wrote fictitious payroll checks for current and past employees of the business as well as stole actual employee checks.

The couple was previously sentenced in July 2017 for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in Tennessee.

According to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Christy Greider worked as a bookkeeper for M-3 Construction Inc., which helped elderly owners keep track of personal finances. The two were accused of using the company’s and owner’s credit cards to buy a boat, pool, furniture and a trip to Hawaii.