Man accused of stealing from Shimock's wants a trial
SUNBURY - A former deliveryman for Shimock's Furniture accused of keeping approximately $3,700 from a customer plans to take his case to trial.
Brad M. Nahodil, 33, of Shamokin, who was scheduled for plea court and possible sentencing Monday afternoon, informed county public defender attorney Paige Rosini that he didn't want to enter a plea in the case. President Judge William H. Wiest then ordered the defendant to appear for a pre-trial conference tentatively scheduled for May 2.
Nahodil is charged by Kulpmont Patrolman Joshua Pastucka with felonies of theft and receiving stolen property.
According to a criminal complaint, Nahodil delivered furniture to a Shamokin area home in early November and received payment of $3,724.80 in cash from the customer. The customer told police Nahodil did not have the white copy of the bill to mark it paid, so they had Nahodil fill out a sticky note marking the paid balance of $3,724.80. The note was initialed by Nahodil, police said.
But Nahodil never gave the money to any of the office managers at Shimock's Furniture, Kulpmont, and stopped showing up for work, police said.
John Shimock III, owner of the furniture store, said he attempted to contact Nahodil several times by telephone about the money, but Nahodil never replied. Shimock said he also sent a certified letter to Nahodil, which he received and signed, but that he still never repaid the money.
Nahodil, who was subsequently fired, was incarcerated in the county jail for approximately two weeks before being released on bail Feb. 14.