Police: Man steals from blind deli owner, then pleads guilty to forgery

William Marshall (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
William Marshall (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A man is facing more charges after police say he stole from a deli at the Hamilton County courthouse, then remained at the courthouse to plead guilty to forgery charges.

William Marshall, 55, is charged with three counts of theft without consent.

According to Hamilton County court documents, Marshall took a pack of powdered donuts from the Courthouse Deli on Nov. 1. He then went to Judge Ruehlman's courtroom and entered a guilty plea on a forgery case.

After making the plea, he returned to the deli and took a can of soda, mints and bag of BBQ chips. He then went back into the courthouse for a pre-sentence investigation.

Surveillance video captured Marshall placing the items in his pocket without paying for them.

The Courthouse Deli has been the site of several thefts over the past few years. Thieves often try to take advantage of the owner, who is blind.

Marshall is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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