NEWARK — Gail W. Hatfield, 43, Centerburg, has been indicted in Licking County on several felony counts involving theft.
Hatfield was indicted by a Licking County grand jury last week and charged with one count of aggravated theft, a second-degree felony, and 10 counts of money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Money laundering is a third-degree felony; engaging in corrupt activity is a first-degree felony.
Hatfield, who, according to Dan Huston, Licking County assistant prosecutor, is a partner in G&H Feedstuffs, a trucking company located in Trenton, is alleged to have stolen $938,000 from the company between Jan 2, 2008, and Jan. 23, 2009. Trenton is located near Cincinnati.
According to Huston, Hatfield has been indicted, but no court date has been assigned.
“He did repay approximately $401,000,” Huston said. “He was just indicted last week and should be coming in [today] for his initial bond hearing and arraignment. So it’s all just starting out.”
Huston said Hatfield was charged in Licking County because that is where he did the banking of the money.
A phone number for G&H Feedstuffs was disconnected.