JEFFERSON — A man who was accused of stealing $100,000 from a Brinks Company delivery to his business accepted a plea deal that will see his original grand theft indictment dismissed.
Rebel Mead, 26, of Linesville, Pa., appeared in the court of Judge Marianne Sezon Monday with his attorney Robert Rohrbaugh where the proposed plea deal was discussed. A formal plea and sentencing hearing will be held Dec. 9.
Bret Hartup, assistant county prosecutor, said after “extensive negotiations” on this case the state of Ohio and defense have come to an agreement where Mead will plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of obstructing official business and two years of probation. Prior to his plea Mead will also have to make a $25,000 restitution deposit with the clerk of courts for the Brinks Company.
“Once that has been received by the clerk’s office than the state of Ohio intends to proceed with a plea on the information to obstructing official business,” Hartup said.
A representative from the Brinks Company, Jeremiah Weiker, district security manager, was present in court Monday.
Weiker said the company agrees to the stipulations of the plea deal.
Mead, who is the vice president of Kanect Recycling, 5700 W. 58th St., Ashtabula Township, is accused of stealing $100,000 that was accidentally delivered to the recycling company by the Brinks Company in May 2018.
Prosecutors have said video surveillance shows a Brinks employee making a mistake during money packaging that led to the extra money being sent to the business.
After Monday’s hearing, Mead and Rohrbaugh said at this time they decline to comment.