Multiple bad checks alleged of township man

Terminated from his job, Logan Kenneth Hampton allegedly passed bad checks that he used to buy items he then sold to get cash, according to court records.

Charges continue to mount against the 22-year-old Eldred Township man, the latest set filed by state police who accused him of writing two bad checks at two Loyalsock Township jewelers.

Hampton, of 170 Pinecrest Drive, walked into Niks Goldworks, 1604 E. Third St., on Nov. 25 and purchased $700 worth of jewelry with a check from a closed account, police said.

Two days later, Hampton went into Blair Brothers Goldsmiths at 2350 E. Third St. and allegedly wrote an $826 bad check to buy jewelry, police said. In both cases, he turned around and sold the jewelry to second-hand stores, police said.

Hampton was arraigned last week before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on two counts each of theft by deception and bad checks and released on $10,000 bail.

He was charged earlier this year with writing 12 additional bad checks, according to city police.