RBH

Plymouth, MN

#1 Apr 24, 2012
Is it true he got busted for stealing $$ from McDonalds? I heard a rumor but have not seen it reported on any news shows or sites.
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MyTwoCents

Saint Albans, WV

#3 Apr 24, 2012
RBH wrote:
Is it true he got busted for stealing $$ from McDonalds? I heard a rumor but have not seen it reported on any news shows or sites.
Sorry, but I can't imagine Ric Forbes doing that. I Knew him in high school, and would have a hard time believing him to be a thief.

My two cents...
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newsreport

Charleston, WV

#5 Apr 25, 2012
MyTwoCents wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, but I can't imagine Ric Forbes doing that. I Knew him in high school, and would have a hard time believing him to be a thief.

My two cents...

It's on putnamlive , he is headed to prison
newsreport

Charleston, WV

#6 Apr 25, 2012
Forbes Sentenced For Embezzlement

Will Spend 1-10 Years In A West Virginia Prison

It's every business owner's nightmare. You hire someone, give them a good job with great Robert Ira Clifford Forbesworking conditions-and the employee steals from you. And we aren't talking about just a few dollars.

Baltic Capital, our Putnam County friends and neighbors that own the McDonald's from Dunbar to Barboursville, is the latest victim of employee theft. More than $60,000 of theft. The company will have to sell a lot of Big Macs and Egg McMuffins to make the money back. And with customers, struggling to make ends meet, hitting the dollar menu, you can see why being in business is no joyride in the 2012 economy.

The convicted embezzler's name is Robert Ira Clifford Forbes, 35. He is being held in the Western Regional Jail and Correctional Facility, in Barboursville where officials booked and photographed him. Forbes will be there until a bed opens up at a West Virginia prison where he will spend 1-10 years. Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip M. Stowers handed down the sentence as well as a restitution order of $61, 042.28. However, Baltic Capital will be lucky to see any of their money. After all, Forbes can't hold a good-paying job while he's in prison, and who will hire him after he's released?

Forbes' Putnam Circuit Court case number is: 11F, 102.

oh well

Ardsley, NY

#7 Apr 25, 2012
Ric is a great friend and a wonderful dad. I find this hard to believe.
RBH

Plymouth, MN

#8 Apr 25, 2012
I found it on the police blotter in the Herald Dispatch from April 14th. i wonder why the Charleston papers have not reported it.

The following information was provided by the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:

Robert Ira Clifford Forbes, 35, was incarcerated at 9 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Putnam County charged him with felony embezzlement. Bond was denied pending arraignment.
mommy

Culloden, WV

#9 Apr 25, 2012
This is a different Ric Forbes.
bomb

Saint Albans, WV

#10 Apr 25, 2012
I was in badn with him in high school. And yes, the picture shown on putnam live and the one on the wvrja's website is correct. And yse folks, it is one and the same.

I know, somewhere in his mind, he has a reason for this. But to steal that much cash from a company that is also paying you to me is a major epic fail. He will get through this as will his family, but this is a clear cut case of "think before you do." as in, what consequences will this action have later on.
Dont think so

Kansas City, MO

#11 Apr 25, 2012
mommy wrote:
This is a different Ric Forbes.
How many 35 y/o men named Robert Clifford Ira (Ric) Forbes work for McDonalds???
There could be more than 1 Ric Forbes in Hurricane, but not the exact same name, age and place of work.
FYI, his mugshot is on wvrja.com if you do an innate search.
even though

Ardsley, NY

#12 Apr 25, 2012
Dont think so wrote:
<quoted text>How many 35 y/o men named Robert Clifford Ira (Ric) Forbes work for McDonalds???
There could be more than 1 Ric Forbes in Hurricane, but not the exact same name, age and place of work.
FYI, his mugshot is on wvrja.com if you do an innate search.
Even if it is him I don't think we need to put him on blast on topix. He does have 4 small children. Grow up people.
RBH

Plymouth, MN

#13 Apr 25, 2012
Who is blasting him? Most of what Ive seen is more a show of cocern and wanting to know if this is true of someone we know. Everythong posted on here is available via a google search.
Dont think so

Kansas City, MO

#14 Apr 25, 2012
First off, no one is blasting him. Second when you commit a felony, part of the consciences is dealing with public scrutiny and discussion. Would I like it if it was me?no, but that is one of the reasons I choose not to run afoul of the law.
even though

Ardsley, NY

#15 Apr 25, 2012
Dont think so wrote:
First off, no one is blasting him. Second when you commit a felony, part of the consciences is dealing with public scrutiny and discussion. Would I like it if it was me?…no, but that is one of the reasons I choose not to run afoul of the law.
I agree that he shouldnt have done what he did....however, he does have kids middle school aged that may be reading this.
consequences

Saint Albans, WV

#16 Apr 26, 2012
He should've thought about his kids before he stole 60k. This isn't slipping a $5 from the register. You don't snag 60k without thinking about it. This was a long planned embezzlement.
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Curious

United States

#18 Apr 28, 2012
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who can't believe this. I didn't know Ric well, but he seemed like such a good guy. The wvdoc website says his projected release is in 2017. His little baby will be 5 years old then. It breaks my heart for those kids!! I'm sure itll be very hard on his family.
Just sayin'

Ardsley, NY

#19 Apr 28, 2012
Good people make mistakes too. Who really knows what he was thinking but I still believe that Ric is a good man that made a poor decision.
Curious

Wooster, OH

#20 Apr 29, 2012
I completely agree with "just saying" good people do make mistakes, and this is a great example! Of course I dont know any circumstances where it is ok to take things that do not belong to you, I do understand that peoples motivations are always different. I just pray Ric is safe and will get the opportunity to come home to his family, sooner than later!
VIZIo

Elkview, WV

#21 May 2, 2012
Does anyone know what his motivations where? I mean, even the best of people can succumb to addiction, so I'm kinda wondering if that's why. My ex husband was a closet addict for 2 years, even I didn't know. Because he never used "our" money...he used the night club he managed, their money. Door money, credit card money, safe money, petty cash. Once we all found our his secret, the club owner was missing $75k....
He refused help. So that's why I divorced him. He's not living in western regional.
Some guy

Saint Albans, WV

#22 May 4, 2012
I know Rick to some degree. I know that he is a good guy, and I feel horrible for him and his family! I wish I would have known how much he needed that money, if I did I would have gotten it to him. Whatever his reasons were, I'm sure that if I was in the same situation i would have done it too. god bless, I pray for you Brandi and all of the kids.
Curious

West Salem, OH

#23 May 5, 2012
I'm pretty sure this had nothing to do with any kind of substance abuse problem.

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