Blotter: Local company reports more than $50,000 embezzled
The following information was provided by reports filed with the Cabell County Sheriff's Office:
EMBEZZLEMENT: An executive with Jabo Supply Company, based along Barley Street in Huntington, reported on Monday that an employee had embezzled $52,719.79 from the business.
The time frame during which the money was taken was not clear at the time of the report.
The business conducted a "lengthy investigation" into the incident, and the suspect wrote a check to repay the company in November. However, the report stated the check was written from a bank account that was closed when the suspect wrote the check.
Deputies have a suspect, and the incident remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by reports filed with the Huntington Police Department:
LARCENY FROM VEHICLE: A 29-year-old man reported someone removed an iPhone worth $800 and a keyboard case worth $150 from his vehicle while it was parked in the 900 block of 3rd Avenue on Nov. 25.
The man said he works for a catering company. He had left a door to his vehicle open while loading equipment into it, and that was when the items were stolen.
The man told police he was able to track his phone to a local pawn shop.
BATTERY: A 35-year-old man reported he was attacked near his residence in the 800 block of Washington Avenue Monday.
The victim told police he was at his mailbox getting his mail when a man came up to him and "started mouthing him." The victim said he yelled back at the man, who proceeded to assault him, causing the man to receive small lacerations and abrasions. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The following information was provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:
Lewis Peter Sammarco, 50, was incarcerated at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Mason County arrested him on a bail piece. Bond was denied.
Rodney Clay Cain, 34, was incarcerated at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony operation of a clandestine drug lab. Bond was $50,000.
Kelly Michelle Church, 34, was incarcerated at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with felony operation of a clandestine drug lab. Bond was $50,000.
Shannon Tennessee Steele, 28, was incarcerated at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony grand larceny. Bond was denied pending arraignment.
Abigail Nicole Wade, 33, was incarcerated Monday evening. Authorities in Putnam County charged her with felony child neglect, along with misdemeanor driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was $10,000.
Demond Jaamal Davis, 20, was incarcerated Monday evening. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.
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