By Jan Rahn
Janet Huff, 35, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to District Court by Perkins County Judge Edward D. Steenberg on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Huff, former employee of the New Life Fellowship Church in Grant, appeared in court with her attorney.
Following an investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol, Huff was charged with the following: Count 1: alleged unauthorized use of a credit card in the amount of $1,500 or more, a Class III felony; Count 2: alleged unauthorized use of a credit card in the amount of $500 or more but less than $1,500, a Class IV felony; Count 3: alleged second degree forgery in the amount of $1,000 or more, a Class III felony; Count 4: alleged second degree forgery in the amount of $1,000 or more, a Class III felony; and Count 5: alleged theft by deception of over $1,500, a Class III felony.
The five alleged counts occurred between October 2007 and May 2008 during a time when Huff was employed at the church, according to the complaint filed by Greg M. Ariza, acting deputy Perkins County attorney for the state of Nebraska.
Judge Steenberg reduced the defendant’s bond to 10 percent of $1,000 at the request of her attorney. At the time of her arraignment, she remained in custody in Sedgwick County, Colo., with another bond set at 10 percent of $25,000 for a Colorado probation violation.
A District Court date is pending.