3:08 PM

Deepamar Kohli (mug shot SCSO)

A man who owns a business in Branson West waived his preliminary hearing last week (09-25-12) and will stand trial for allegedly attempting to defraud his insuarnce company out of $7,500.

Authorities say the scheme unraveled when Deepamar Singh Kohli, 30, of Springfield was arrested on charges of selling a controlled substance to an undercover officer in March of this year.

Kohli allegedly sold the officer some synthetic marijuana in February and when authorities raided The Star Mart in March, he admitted that he lied when he told his insurance company that an employee had stolen the money from his business, according to court records.

Kohli was bound over on the charges of distribution of a controlled substance in August.