An arrest warrant has been issued for the former president of a failed Ogden bank who didn't show up in 2nd District Court for his arraignment on a bad-check charge.
Gary S. Harris, 59, is charged with a second-degree felony. He is accused of writing a bad check for $4,000 to a landscaping firm for work done on his Layton home in September 1989.Prosecutor Carvel Harward told Judge Douglas L Cornaby that there was a delay while the circuit court judge who presided at the Oct. 2 preliminary hearing decided whether or not to bind the case over to district court for prosecution.
During that period, Harward said, he heard that Harris wanted to hire a new attorney and that he'd moved.
Cornaby noted no motion for a new attorney or change of address was filed with the court and ordered an arrest warrant for Harris.
Harris is former president of the Citizens Bank of Ogden and Charter Savings & Loan, both of which failed. Judgments totaling more than $2 million have been levied against Harris in civil lawsuits stemming from the failure of the two financial institutions in addition to other business ventures.