|By Gary Klien, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The charges stem from Kehrlein's work as owner of
Instead of using the money for the policy, Kehrlein allegedly forged Ghiglieri's name on a finance agreement that obligated the couple to a monthly payment schedule. Kehrlein made one monthly payment but no others, and the Ghiglieris' insurance policy was canceled without their knowledge, authorities allege.
Kehrlein was arrested last September after an investigation by the
After a preliminary hearing that ended Thursday, Judge
But the judge granted a defense motion not to count Kehrlein's 1982 robbery conviction in
Horngrad said the evidence showed the fire at the business was linked to a marijuana grow. He said the business would not have been able to collect on the insurance policy anyway if an undeclared marijuana grow was the cause of the fire.
Kehrlein has been licensed with the
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