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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

GR businessman accused of theft, fraud


A Green River businessman accused of theft and trying to obtain property by false pretenses pleaded not guilty to the two felony charges.

On Monday Jeffrey T. Wharton appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arraignment to felony charges of theft and obtaining property by false pretenses. If found guilty of both charges, Wharton could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum  fine of $20,000. A jury trial has been scheduled to take place in August.

According to court documents, on June 27, 2014, a Green River Police officer took a statement from St...

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