Circuit Court Judge John Hoffmann issued a warrant for the arrest of Bryan J. Laper, 40, Wednesday, Aug. 4.
Laper is charged with eight felony counts of forgery uttering. He is accused of taking checks from a dairy farm in Neenah where he worked for only three weeks, then making them out to himself as payroll.
Laper allegedly cashed the checks at banks in New London and Waupaca from Oct. 21 to Nov. 21, 2009, and used one of the checks to open a checking account at an Appleton bank.
According to the criminal complaint, the owners of the farm lost a total of $7,203.
Laper was convicted of burglary and theft in Green Lake County in 1993, of theft in Fond du Lac County in 1994, of multiple counts of forgery and theft in Shawano, Outagamie and Dodge counties in 2004-05.
He faces up to six years in prison if convicted of forgery.