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Money manager's case may go to court

| Friday, Nov. 1, 2002

Fayette County's former fiscal analyst, charged with forgery and theft in two cases, may be headed to court.

Bruce John Beard, 40, of 58 E. Fayette St., Uniontown, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges of forgery and theft by deception before District Justice Deberah Kula.

State police charged Beard in the case after he allegedly wrote a check for $2,500 in August from the account of the North Union Township Volunteer Fire Department, signed the names of two fire company officials without their authorization and deposited the money in his bank account.

Beard also waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of forgery, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking before District Justice Rick Vernon.

Those charges were filed after Beard allegedly forged the signature of the owner of New York Pizza and Pasta in South Union Township on approximately 14 checks from the business's account totaling more than $6,000.

Beard had been hired by the North Union Township fire company and New York Pizza and Pasta to balance financial records.

Neither case is related to Beard's work as fiscal analyst for the county.

Beard resigned his position with the county shortly after the charges were filed.

Bernadette Myers is a reporter for the Daily Courier of Connellsville.

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