Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 8, 2019
Tooele man charged with burglary, forgery

A Tooele man is facing multiple felony counts after he allegedly stole tools and forged several checks. 

Harley Heston, 24, is charged with second-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree felony forgery and three counts of theft. 

A Tooele City police officer was dispatched on a report of burglary and forgery on Nov. 5, according to a probable cause statement. The victim told the responding officer he believed Heston entered his home unlawfully and stole tools and checks, which were subsequently forged and cashed. 

The victim sent the officer photos of three checks, all less than $500, which he said were forged, the statement said. Two checks were made out to Heston and a third was made to a separate man. 

When he was interviewed by police, Heston admitted to unlawfully entering the victim’s home, stealing the checks and tools, then forging and cashing the three checks. 

Heston made his initial appearance in 3rd District Court on Dec. 18, during which he was appointed a public defender and his bail was set at $10,000. He is scheduled to return to court Tuesday morning for a scheduling conference.

 

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