Mensah, who is an unemployed, pleaded not guilty to stealing and issuing of false cheque when he appeared before the Akim Swedru Circuit Court presided by Mr Yaw Sampong.
The accused would reappear on April 29, this year.
Briefing the court, Police Inspector Kwaku Appiah said Mr Kwesi Agyapong, a businessman and also the complainant, lives in Kumasi while Mensah lives in Akim Oda and was formerly working with A.K. Ghana Woods Company Limited at Akim Oda.
Inspector Appiah said some time in November, Mensah agreed to supply Mr Agyapong some quantities of plywood from the company and the complainant gave him 28,000 Ghana cedis to effect the deal.
According to the prosecutor, Mr Agyapong was supplied with some of the plywood but later when he approached the company for the rest of the wood the authorities told him they only received 10,000 Ghana cedis from the accused.
Inspector Appiah said the accused stopped working with the company and bolted away.
The prosecutor said on March 16, 2013 Mensah was arrested and he issued a cheque for 21,000 Ghana cedis to the businessman to be withdrawn from his (accused) account at the Barclays Bank, Akim Oda but there was no money in the account.