Posted: Oct 10, 2013 2:56 PMUpdated: Oct 11, 2013 10:56 AM
9 City Employees Face Embezzlement Charges
Nine Bartleville employees have been listed as defendants in affidavits filed this afternoon in Washington County District Court. Lee Axsom, David Bridges, Shawn Collins, Jeffrey Allen, Jimmy Beel, Corey Doggett, Robert Gage, Matthew Hobson, and Jackie Plisek have been accused of embezzling scrap metal from the city of Bartlesville. The reports, filed by Investigator Anthony Lein claim that all nine city employees admitted to having sold water meters and brass fittings that belonged to the City of Bartlesville to ABC Recycling Center. An employee from ABC Recycling Center said the ABC had been buying scrap metal from multiple City of Bartlesville employees who were in City of Bartlesville vehicles. The employee also was able to identify two of the nine employees from a photo lineup. The total money made by the city employees equals almost $1800. According to the affidavit, an inventory of City of Bartlesville scrap water meters show that approximately 2800 meters are missing. The maximum charge for embezzlement is a one year jail term and a $5000 fine.
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