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Indictments: Thefts spanned 6 years

James Vincent

James Vincent

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Prosecutors are moving forward with a case against an Atlanta man accused of bilking a Norcross moving company of more than $280,000.

A Gwinnett grand jury indicted James Edgar Vincent, 57, on seven felony counts of theft by taking, according to a bill released Thursday.

The alleged thefts against Moving Equipment of Atlanta spanned between 2001 and 2007. Edgar convinced customers of that company to remit payment to another company bearing his initials, JEV Equipment, the indictment says.

According to 2008 arrest warrants, Vincent's takings ranged from $6,800 to nearly $60,000 and included three thefts of more than $50,000.

Vincent was arrested on multitudinous, felony theft charges in November 2008. He's remained at the Gwinnett County Jail since then without bond.

He faces an additional count of forgery for trying to cash a bogus $403,000 check in 2007, the indictment says.