KINGSTON TWP. — A former general manager at the Wine and Spirits store in Dallas Township was charged Tuesday with stealing money from the store by filing false returns.
Dallas Township police allege Jeffrey John Kaskiel, 46, of Grouse Ridge Lane, Butler Township, stole $2,173.71 in 18 fraudulent return transactions from January to June, according to the criminal complaint.
Kaskiel surrendered at the office of District Judge James Tupper in Kingston Township with his attorney, Mark Mack, on two counts of theft and three counts of forgery.
Because Kaskiel was represented by an attorney at the arraignment, he waived his right to a preliminary hearing sending the two theft counts to Luzerne County Court. The three forgery counts were withdrawn.
Kaskiel is scheduled to be formally arraigned in county court on Jan. 17.