LISBON — A former local bank manager has been indicted on charges of telecommunications fraud and theft.

Denis Hernandez, 36, of Poland, was served this week with a secret indictment issued by the Columbiana County grand jury, According to the indictment, he engaged in telecommunications fraud on Aug. 10 and Sept. 7, 2018, and the theft of more than a $1,000 between Sept. 18 and Oct. 31, 2018.

Assistant County Prosecutor Ryan Weikart said Hernandez worked as a manager at the Home Savings Bank in in East Palestine when he allegedly engaged in unauthorized computer activity involving his personal account, resulting in the telecommunications charges. The other charge involves the theft of money.