Mark Thomas pleads not guilty to all charges in federal court

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October 31 2021 11:59 pm

COLUMBUS (WTRF) — Mark Thomas appeared in federal court in Columbus on Tuesday where he entered a not guilty plea to four counts of mail fraud.

Former Belmont County Commissioner arrested for mail fraud

These crimes are related to allegations that Thomas stole more than half a million dollars from an elderly woman with dementia while acting as the woman’s Power of Attorney in Belmont County.

Former Belmont County Commissioner charged with stealing more than half a million dollars from elderly victim with dementia

Thomas was released on an O.R. bond (own recognizance.)

This was Thomas’s initial appearance in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division at Columbus.

Judge Chelsey M. Vascura presided.

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