LOGAN — The preliminary hearing for a 39-year-old Hyrum woman, accused of stealing money from her employer, has been postponed so attorneys can work out a possible plea agreement.
Hollie B. Shepherd appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. She is charged with 23 felonies, including 17 counts of forgery, three counts of theft by deception, two counts of unlawful use of a credit card and one count of money laundering.
Prosecutors allege that Shepherd worked at a local screen printing company. While employed, she reportedly wrote several company checks to herself and then cashed them. The crimes are reported to have occurred between December 2015 and August 2016.
During Monday’s court appearance, defense attorney Marlin J. Grant asked to postpone the preliminary hearing because he and prosecutor, Aaron Josie, were negotiating a possible resolution to the case.
Josie said the plea agreement had been worked out, but he needed a few weeks to discuss the terms with the victims involved.
Judge Thomas Willmore said he would allow more time and ordered Shepherd to appear again June 5.
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