Man indicted for allegedly stealing thousands from former workplace Harley-Davidson store

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WARREN COUNTY — A West Chester Twp. man is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing thousands from his former employer in Deerfield Twp.

Nickolas B. Pennington, 28, of the 7800 block of Third Street, was indicted by a Warren County grand jury for telecommunications fraud, a third-degree felony; tampering with records, a fourth-degree felony and grand theft, a fourth-degree felony for allegedly using a scheme to take money from Powder Keg Harley-Davidson in Deerfield Twp.

Pennington is accused of making fraudulent returns and depositing the cash in his own bank account, totaling about $8,000, according to Assistant Warren County Prosecutor Steve Knippen.

“He was making up returns of motorcycle parts that were never made,” Knippen said. The theft was discovered by the store manager and an investigation ensued.

The alleged thefts occurred between Dec. 31, 2017 and Dec. 31 2020, according to the indictment.

Pennington is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 3 in Warren County Common Pleas Court. It was a direct indictment to the grand jury and he was not in custody Tuesday in the county jail.

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