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Blotter: Employee suspected in gas station embezzlement case

Aug. 29, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by the Huntington Police Department:

EMBEZZLEMENT: A manager from Clark's BP in the 600 block of 5th Avenue reported that an employee is suspected of embezzling $2,000 from Feb. 19 to Aug. 26.

FALSE PRETENSE: A complainant from Adecco reported that a former employee had left in July, then continued to report billable hours that totaled more than $1,500 through Aug. 18.

FORGERY AND UTTERING: A local businessman reported that he gave two known persons a ride on June 13, and suspects that they stole six checks from two different businesses. He stated they forged and cashed the checks in the two months since. The total loss for both businesses was more than $2,100.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: A 53-year-old woman reported that someone entered her unlocked, detached garage in the 1000 block of Jefferson Avenue between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 12:02 a.m. Wednesday. A scooter valued at $2,399 was stolen.

GRAND LARCENY: A 42-year-old woman reported that known suspects took an outdoor heat pump, Dish Network satellite and an outdoor table from her residence in the 2300 block of Jefferson Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. The heat pump was valued at $1,200.

FALSE PRETENSES: An employee at the Fruth Pharmacy in the 400 block of Camden Road reported that he received a call Monday from a person claiming to work for Western Union. The caller told the employee they were doing system updates and asked the employee to run a wire transfer through to an account, which would then automatically be remitted back to the business.

The employee did what was asked and received a call from the person confirming the system update went through. However, the money was withdrawn from the account. Western Union officials confirmed it to be a scam. The amount lost was $2,453.45.

GRAND LARCENY: A man reported that someone stole two rims and tires off his Jeep while it was parked in the rear parking lot in the 1000 block of 11th Avenue between 10 p.m. Monday and 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The loss was valued at $1,400.

The following information was provided by the Marshall University Police Department:

PETIT LARCENY: A student reported that his bike was stolen from a rack outside Holderby Hall between Aug. 11 and 12. He stated it had been locked.

FRAUDULENT USE OF ACCESS DEVICE: An employee at the Marshall University School of Medicine reported that two unauthorized purchases showed up on a university purchasing card account in July and August, both for $95. The case is under investigation.

The following information was provided by the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:

David Matthew Pelfrey, 32, was incarcerated at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with a felony bench warrant. Bond was denied.

Joshua Adam Clagg, 33, was incarcerated at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with a felony bench warrant. Bond was denied.

Joey Roy Plybon, 28, was incarcerated at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with a felony bench warrant. Bond was denied.

Joshua Trent Arnold, 33, was incarcerated Tuesday evening. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with two counts of felony grand larceny. Bond was $20,000.

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