Boone Tavern general manager James Smock, 57, was arrested earlier this month and charged with theft.

According to the Berea Police Department, Smock allegedly stole $63,990.89 through daily deposits and an additional $3,804.12 from a house bank stored on the premises. Smock was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking (more than $10,000, less than $1 million). 

According the Berea Police Department, Smock was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center and and refused to speak to BPD detectives. 

The department eventually received and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

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