Farmington man arraigned on theft charge

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FARMINGTON — A local man accused of taking over $14,000 from the University of Maine’s contracted dining service pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday in Franklin County Superior Court.

Matthew W. Black, 31, was indicted on a charge of felony theft by unauthorized taking or transfer earlier this month by a Franklin County grand jury.

Aramark Higher Education is the contracted dining service for the University of Maine at Farmington.

Black, a former office manager with Aramark, was charged by Chief Brock Caton of the UMF Campus Police Department in July.

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The funds from petty cash were taken between Oct. 1, 2013, and June 26, according to a court document. Black worked for Aramark during that time.

Judge Nancy Carlson set a court appearance for Jan. 2 and moved the case to a February trial date.

abryant@sunjournal.com

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