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By Mike Johnson on 2018-10-10 13:03:00

Following an arraignment hearing this morning in Orange County, Florida, a trial date of 1/14/19 was set for Adam Birch aka Joey Mercury in one of the two current criminal cases against him in the Sunshine State.

In this case, Birch has beeng acused of allegedly using a credit card belonging to the victim to acquire $300 around 4/28.    There were two incidents which Mercury was allegedly involved in, both on 4/8.  The first incident took place, according to court records, in the Area of 1201 N. Lakemont Ave in Winter Park, FL between 9 AM to 1 PM and the second in the area 430 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, FL, between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Birch has been charged with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Personal Identification Information, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card to obtain more than $100 in value, Grand Theft Third Degree and Petit theft. 

Court records note the State Attorney’s office has submitted they have a DVD of surveillance video, although the contents of the video are not disclosed. 

Today, a document was filed informing Birch's attorney that they have until ten days before the trial to inform the court of any specific alibi Birch has for the alleged crimes.

There is a case management conference on 11/14 and a pre-trial conference on 12/18.

Birch has also been charged in a similar case regarding alleged crimes that took place this past May, but in that case, has submitted proof he was not actually in the United States at the time and was touring Germany and Great Britain, wrestling and taking part in training seminars.  

In each case, Birch has plead not guilty and has demanded a jury trial.

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