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Clarion Man Faces Hearing on Theft Charges in Butler County
According to court documents, 49-year-old Arthur William Kaufman, of Clarion, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, in front of Magisterial District Judge Kevin P. O’Donnell on the following charges:
- Theft Of Services-Acquisition Of Services, Felony 3
- Theft By Failure To Make Required Disposition of Funds, Felony 3
- Abandoning Vehicle on Public/Private Property, Summary
According to a published article in the Butler Eagle, Arthur W. Kaufman allegedly took his minivan to Baglier Buick GMC on Route 8 south for repairs around August 23, 2017, but when the repairs were finished, he refused to pay his bill of $6,367.16.
Kaufman then allegedly kept the money from two checks from his insurance company, which was intended as reimbursement for the repairs.
The vehicle was reported to police as abandoned on September 5.
Charges were filed on October 23 by Butler Township Police Department.
He was arraigned at 10:38 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, in Magisterial District Judge Kevin P. O’Donnell’s office.
He is currently free after being released on his own recognizance.
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