The former operator of a travel agency in the Frontier Mall pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Laramie County District Court to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his customers.

Brian C. Box, 48, is charged in four separate dockets with 28 counts of felony theft, two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, eight counts of misdemeanor theft, three counts of credit card fraud and eight counts of check fraud.​

According to an affidavit, Box ran Top Travel -- which also conducted business under the name of The Outdoor Pursuit -- and is alleged to have defrauded 34 customers out of more than $125,000 in late 2018 and early 2019.

Warrants were issued for Box in January 2019 and he was arrested in Wichita Falls, Texas on Sept. 21. He was extradited back to Cheyenne on Oct. 14.

Box is currently being held in the Laramie County jail on a $150,000 cash bond awaiting trial.

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