Employee steals, resells metal to same company

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — An employee was fired July 24 after his company found out he was stealing and then reselling metal back to them.

The manager told deputies his employee was removing scrap materials from the shop without permission. The 30-year-old employee would then place the items for sale on his own eBay store and the shop would unknowingly buy it from him. The company discovered the issue July 5 and confronted and fired the employee the next day.

They are still compiling a complete list of what and how much was stolen and sold back. The company believes the scam has been going on for a year and the total value stolen was over $17,000.

The manager said they told the employee they could work out a repayment plan, but have not heard from him since July 6.


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