Kaleb J. Lamb, 23, of Clearfield, who is accused of forgery, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge James Glass recently at Centralized Court held at the Clearfield County Jail.
Lamb is charged with two counts of forgery, which are classified as felonies of the second degree; and theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor of the second degree.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Nov. 28, Lamb stole two checks from a residence along the Morrisdale Allport Highway in Morris Township.
Lamb allegedly used one check to purchase $19.91 worth of items at Minit Mart in Morrisdale. He then went to the Minit Mart in Philipsburg and used the second check to purchase $104.77 worth of items. Both times, Lamb signed the victim’s name to the checks.
On Jan. 22, state police interviewed Lamb at the Clearfield barracks and showed him the surveillance video of the store. Lamb admitted it was him shown in the video and said he used the checks to buy cigarettes, snuff and some food.
He said he took the checks because the victim owed him money, but admitted the victim did not give him permission to use the checks.
Lamb is incarcerated in the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $10,000 monetary bail.