2 gentlemen indicted in theft of $900,000 from Salisbury equipment retailer

The former CEO of a monetarily troubled Jap Shore optometry chain is just one of the two Salisbury men indicted on federal fees in the theft of hundreds of 1000’s of dollars from a neighborhood equipment retail outlet.

A federal grand jury returned 10-depend indictments charging Stephen L. Franklin, 53, and Duane G. Larmore, 46, with federal conspiracy, wire fraud and identity theft, according to a Wednesday news release from the Division of Justice.

Larmore labored for Salisbury-dependent Shore Appliance Link, a business that sells house appliances, mattresses and bedding. His obligations incorporated protecting the firm’s publications and data.

The launch showed Franklin was the CEO of Precise Optical, which was headquartered in Salisbury. He was also CEO and element owner of East Coastline Optometric, with destinations in South Carolina.