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Two-day trial set for accused Alpha clerk

November 27, 2012
The Daily News


Staff Writer

CRYSTAL FALLS - A two-day jury trial has been scheduled for a former Alpha clerk accused of embezzling money from the village.

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Nikki Younk/Daily News Photo
Nicholas Rickman, right, appears in Iron County Trial Court with his attorney Geoffrey Lawrence. Rickman is scheduled for a two-day jury trial on Feb. 26 and 27 for embezzlement charges.

Nicholas John Rickman, 34, of Alpha will go to trial on Feb. 26 and 27. He will also have a supplemental pre-trial on Feb. 4.

Rickman faces three felony counts of forgery, three felony counts of uttering and publishing, one felony count of embezzlement by a public official, and one felony count of public officer-embezzlement or diversion of taxes or public moneys.

If convicted on all counts, he could spend up to 99 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, Rickman allegedly embezzled money from the village of Alpha's general fund between March 1 and Aug. 13.

Iron County Prosecutor Melissa Powell pointed out that the total amount of money embezzled was greater than the amount listed in the criminal complaint. The complaint only lists three checks in the amounts of $185, $200, and $125. She did not disclose the total amount.

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