ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – Deputies from the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday arrested a 33-year-old man over allegations he purchased about $ 2,700 in general merchandise using the account of a company in different companies without authorization.
Cody Glen Dew of Lufkin was arrested and charged with theft from a state prison between $ 1,500 and $ 20,000. He was released later Tuesday after posting $ 5,000 bail.
According to the arrest affidavit obtained by East Texas News on Friday, an assistant in the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office spoke with the owner of LC Jordan and Son Inc. on July 18, who told him that Dew had purchased multiple items using the business charge account at different businesses. throughout Angelina County without permission.
The owner of LC Jordan and Son said he fired Dew, who had only worked for the company for several months, on July 8 after discovering that Dew fraudulently invoiced several purchases to the company’s account, the affidavit states . The business owner also discovered that Dew continued to bill the business account after he was terminated.
According to the affidavit, Dew brought the fraudulent charges to ABC Auto at 79 Timberland Drive, the two O’Reilly Auto stores in Lufkin and Nacogdoches, and Matheson at 210 N. John Redditt Drive for a total amount of $ 2,700.
The owner of LC Jordan and Son told the MP that before any of his employees can use the chargeback account, they must have the chargeback approved by the company.
The ACSO detective who took charge of the case interviewed Dew at the sheriff’s office on July 22. During the interview, Dew admitted to illegally purchasing several items using the company’s charge account because he believed the company owed him money.
Dew allegedly said he was keeping part of the property for himself and the total amount of purchases he fraudulently charged the company to was around $ 2,000.
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