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Former Blue Square employee charged with perjury, theft

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Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014 00:02

The preliminary hearing for a former Blue Square employee charged with perjury and theft, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was rescheduled for 9 a.m. March 29.

Mitchell Watson, who was in a managerial position at the apartment complex, is accused of embezzling money from residents. He was charged Nov. 7 for five counts of perjury and five counts of theft, according to Watson’s bail was set at $30,000.

According to Ally McDonough, a resident at Blue Square, residents and students had their rent checks and money orders missing, and someone who looked like Watson was caught on camera depositing the money into his personal account.

McDonough, along with bank workers and other residents who claim they were stolen from, was issued a subpoena last week to appear in court Wednesday as witnesses.

“It’s unfortunate that this event happened,” said Blue Square management in a statement.

Each count of perjury is considered a third-degree felony.

Blue Square is an off-campus student housing facility on 800 East across from Romney Stadium. It broke ground in December 2011 and opened for tenants Aug. 27, 2012.

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