ST. GEORGE – The George’s Corner server arrested Monday on 22 counts of forgery and 22 counts of unlawful use of a finance card – after he allegedly changed credit card tip amounts while serving at the St. George restaurant – was released on $30,000 bail Thursday after his charges were reduced.
Upon review and screening of the investigative materials received in this case from Timothy Linton, of the St. George Police Department, Washington County Attorney Brock Belnap chose to only prosecute on 12 of the 44 charges for which Kyle Matthew West, 25, of Washington City, was arrested, according to court documents.
West’s bail was reduced from $220,000 to $30,000 by order of magistrate Eric A. Ludlow of the 5th District Court. West posted bail and has been released pending findings in due course.
West was arrested after the owner of George’s Corner Restaurant on St. George Boulevard told officers she had discovered he’d been changing the credit card tip amounts left by his customers on their credit card receipts.
The dollar amounts that were changed totaled $335 for the month of August, according to court documents, and the restaurant owner was still working on the credit card receipts for June and July.
West’s next court appearance is set for Aug. 25.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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