CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of felony forgery charges will now stand trial next year after he waived his right to a speedy trial.
Officers with the Charles City Police Department arrested 32-year-old Matthew L. Kirsch on the morning of September 27. He faces a charge of felony B ongoing criminal conduct and 11 felony D forgery charges. The charges stem from an alleged plan he hatched with an accomplice to withdraw money from ATM machines using credit cards he obtained.
On October 20, Kirsch pled not guilty and a jury trial was set for December 2. However, his public defender on November 17 waived his right to a speedy trial, and a new jury trial date was set for January 27 and a pre-trial conference is set for January 12.