Embezzlement case involving Steamboat business is continued until March 9 | SteamboatToday.com

Embezzlement case involving Steamboat business is continued until March 9

— The case against Kayla Dawn Barker, the woman who police say stole nearly $70,000 from her employer, has been continued until 8:30 a.m. March 9.

Barker is living in Missouri and was represented in Routt County Court on Wednesday before Routt County Judge James Garrecht by Steamboat Springs lawyer Drew Johnroe. Johnroe said he has been discussing the case with 14th Judi­cial District Deputy District Attorney Rusty Prindle, but there have not been any plea deals offered.

Police originally said Bar­ker forged checks to take money from her former Steam­boat employer, Aspen Grove Plumb­ing and Heating.

Johnroe said it is now clear Barker did not forge the checks in question. Johnroe said there are affidavits to prove the checks were signed by Aspen Grove owner Kevin Deshazer.

"We do know there is no forgery involved," Johnroe said. "There are other issues that do exist."

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