Embezzlement case involving Steamboat business is continued until March 9
February 10, 2011
Steamboat Springs — 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."