Jamesette Hays Jr., a two-time City Council candidate who is executive director of the Greater Compton YMCA, has been arrested with another man on suspicion of forging $27,000 in checks that were stolen from Motown Record Corp. Hays, 30, and George Farmer Jr., 50, are to be arraigned Friday in Compton Municipal Court, Deputy Dist. Atty. Reva Goetz said.
Both men are accused of six felony charges--three counts of forgery and one each of grand theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy--stemming from the deposit of three $9,000 Motown checks into a bank account controlled by the Compton Jaycees. According to police reports, Farmer told Hays, a Jaycees officer, that the checks were donations from Motown.
Hays is accused in three additional charges of forging the names of two other Jaycees officials on two checks that transferred $18,900 of the Motown money into accounts controlled by Farmer, and a third check that shifted money to another Jaycees account, prosecutor Goetz said.