Man accused of stealing over $23,000 from mother's committee in St. Peters
Leslie Findeiss, 34, was charged with one count of stealing after he allegedly forged over $23,000 in checks from the account of the New Old Town Picnic Committee. By Belo Content KMOV
ST. PETERS, Missouri (KMOV) – A St. Charles man is accused of forging over $23,000 in checks from the account of the New Old Town Picnic Committee.
Leslie Findeiss, 34, was charged with one count of stealing.
According to court documents, Findeiss admitted to writing 50 forged checks worth $23,355 between November 2011 and February this year. Authorities said Findeiss forged the name of his mother, who serves as the committee’s treasure, and cashed the checks at a local bank before spending the money on heroin.
Court documents say Findeiss is on probation for burglary and has 31 felony convictions.
The picnic, an event that includes rides, music, food, and a tractor pull, was held for the first time last year in St. Peters. It’s scheduled to be held June 15 and 16 later this year.