Published DateMEREDITH — Police arrested a Laconia man Monday for taking his employer's debit card and making two withdrawals from her bank account.
Richard C. Johnson, 37, of 56 B Harvard St. is charged with two class A misdemeanor charges of theft by unauthorized taking.
After appearing before Judge James Carroll in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, he was ordered held on $2,000 cash only bail. Belknap County House of Corrections Superintendent Daniel Ward said Johnson has been sent to the N.H. State Prison on a parole violation.
Meredith Police affidavits said Johnson was working for local restaurant when his superior gave him her debit card and PIN and asked him to take some from her account for her, which he did.
The victim said that, at a later date, she asked Johnson to do some body work on her car. She told police he worked on the car on October 18 but also took it to the Meredith branch of Meredith Village Savings Bank and used her debit card twice – once to withdraw $20 and once to withdraw $60.
Affidavits said bank photographs show Johnson driving the victim's car and making the withdrawals from the ATM on Route 25 in Meredith.