Former employee charged stealing 18 ‘shooters’

SUBLETTE COUNTY – A former employee who allegedly stole several single-shot alcohol bottles a day over five days in October is charged with 18 counts of misdemeanor theft.

Logan Kecskes, of Boulder, worked at the Sinclair Gas Station for several weeks, according to an affidavit by Sublette County Deputy Todd Morgan.

The convenience store owner told the deputy of several thefts that she found on the adjacent liquor store’s surveillance video when Kecskes was working, according to the affidavit. The deputy reviewed the video and reported seeing the former employee take a total of 18 single-shot  containers and put them in his pocket, it says.

Each one costs $ 2.29 for a total value of $41.22, she said.

Deputy Morgan recommended 18 separate charges of misdemeanor theft, less than $1,000 in value, and those were filed Nov. 10 by Sublette County Deputy Attorney Clayton Melinkovich.

Kecskes was arrested and released on $500 cash bond. His preliminary hearing in Circuit Court is set for Nov. 28 at 11 a.m.

If found guilty, he faces maximum penalties of 9 years in jail and $13,500 in fines.