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Wisconsin man accused of stealing forklifts pleads not guilty

Also facing charges for stealing diapers
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Posted at 9:44 AM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 14:44:53-04

The man accused of stealing forklifts from a warehouse in the Fox Valley, in addition to hundreds of thousands of diapers, pleaded not guilty to stealing the forklifts Monday.

John Forbes faces a charge in Winnebago County of theft of moveable property valued at more than $10,000 for allegedly stealing the forklifts.

Forbes' pre-trial conference is set for June 14. His plea hearing scheduled for June 29.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators were called Valley Packaging on Kensington Drive for a reports of a stolen forklift on March 4.

The complaint states that during an interview, Forbes admitted that he stole a forklift from Valley Packaging within the past year.

After further investigation, it was discovered two forklifts had been stolen from the warehouse.

Both Forbes and an accomplice, Jason Havel, have also been charged with allegedly stealing more than 100,000 diapers that were meant for the Fox Cities Diaper Bank. 

Forbes is still out on bond.

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