Greenville auto dealership employee arrested after theft investigation

Greenville auto dealership employee arrested after theft investigation

GREENVILLE, AL (WSFA) - A 31-year-old employee at a Greenville car dealership has been arrested and charged with first-degree theft, according to the Greenville Police Department.

Management at Greenville Motor Company contacted police in early May about possible fraudulent activity and internal theft issues, said Capt. Justin Lovvorn, the Criminal Investigation Commander at GPD.

Detectives started an investigation and an audit of the company's financial records. Officers also took statements from employees and reviewed the company's general history of activity.

When the probe was complete, authorities determined a single employee made "numerous unauthorized charges" to the company's account. The charges spanned a period dating back nine months.

After Greenville detectives presented the findings to management, they were notified the charges were not acceptable for company expenditures. Officers then arrested the employee, identified as local resident Hope Gibson Langston.

Capt. Lovvorn said the theft investigation has revealed more than $30,000 stolen, "but is not limited to that amount as the investigation is still ongoing."

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