The manager of Farmer’s Kitchen has been charged with theft after he failed to send in the taxes he reported to the state over a two-year period, a prosecutor says.
Thomas Karsner, who ran Farmer’s Kitchen on Lawrenceburg Road, reported to the Department of Revenue that he collected about $15,267 in sales tax, “but he never did send it,” says Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland.
The 51-year-old, of 4705 Bald Knob Road, also reported withholding about $870 over a two-year period from his employees that also should have been remitted to the revenue cabinet, but wasn’t, Cleveland said.
Karsner is charged with two counts of theft by failure to make required disposition for the sales tax between 2010-2011, and one count for the withholding tax in 2011, according to the indictment A second local business manager was also indicted for theft by a grand jury Wednesday.
Benjamin Malkin, 28, of Georgetown, was working as the assistant manager at Pizza Hut when he used the store’s credit card machine to apply credits to his credit card totaling about $1,325, Cleveland said.
He also stole the night deposit bag holding about $478, he said.
“He’s admitted to all this and said he had a drug problem,” Cleveland said.
Malkin is charged with four counts of misuse of electronic information from Feb. 2, 2011, to March 27, 2011, and one count of theft on March 27, 2011, according to the indictment.
Also indicted by the grand jury Wednesday:
νStephen Smallwood, 26, who is an inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center, for robbery and being a persistent felony offender, and David Wallace, 25, of 116 Butler St., for complicity to robbery and falsely reporting an incident after they faked a robbery at Swifty Gas Station, on Versailles Road Feb. 22, Cleveland says.
Smallwood showed force to obtain money from Wallace who was working, Cleveland said.
After the robbery was reported witnesses overheard them say “we gotta get our story straight,” Cleveland said.
νGregory Grimes, 23, of 235 Laffoon Drive, for burglary and receiving stolen property.
“He stole some tools – a chainsaw and things of that nature – from (Wilson Nurseries, where he was previously employed) and took them to Dan’s Discount Pawn Shop and sold them,” Cleveland said.
“He’s admitted he knew the stuff was stolen, but blamed the theft on someone else,” he said.
νChristopher Jacobs, 29, of 355 Holmes St., for possession of cocaine and being a persistent felony offender.
He was arrested on a warrant Feb. 9, and when officers searched him they found cocaine under his hat, the indictment says.