Ashland man tied to stolen money

Published 10:31 am Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lawrence County authorities said it was a crime that took months to commit and months to investigate.

Now, an Ashland, Ky., man has been indicted in connection with $79,000 in missing funds from the Grandview Inn in South Point. It is the second time he has been indicted in Lawrence County in the last year.

Mark Workman, 42, of 1531 Cannonsburg Road, was indicted Tuesday on one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and one count of tampering with evidence.

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According to information from the office of Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr., Workman is accused of taking the money through several means between July 1, 2007 and Jan. 10, 2008 while he was employed at the motel.

Workman was indicted in August 2008 on one count of theft by deception involving the same employer. Authorities said he racked up an $8,000 debt by using the motel’s Sam’s Club card for personal use.

That case is pending in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Workman is also facing other charges in Boyd County, Ky.

According to information from the Boyd County, Ky., Circuit Clerk’s Office, criminal division, he was indicted Jan. 21 on a charge of theft by unlawful taking of an amount over $300. He is scheduled for arraignment Feb. 11 before Boyd County Circuit Judge Marc Rosen.