Former rec employee faces forgery charges

Christina Anthony

A former recreation program coordinator was arrested Friday on a warrant for forgery.

Pepsi L. Hutton, 30, is facing three fifth-degree felony charges for forgery, according to Kent State Police.

The Rocky River woman is accused of forging documents that generated seven fraudulent Kent State checks totaling $1,647, according to an arrest report.

Hutton then cashed the checks by forging another signature.

The offense dates are March 28, June 20 and Aug. 27, 2005, according to court records.

Hutton worked in the Student Recreational and Wellness Center until June 2006, according to a university Web site. The Student Recreation and Wellness Center declined to comment on Hutton.

If convicted on all three charges and sentencing is consecutive, Hutton could face up to three years in jail and a fine up to $7,500.

Kent State Police are still investigating and the university does not comment on criminal cases.

Contact police, safety and courts reporter Christina Anthony at [email protected].