Employee accused of stealing $374K from trucking company

A Pennsylvania trucking company employee stands accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his employer and spending the money at hockey games and strip clubs. On Monday, October 1, James R. Perry Jr., 29, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, misapplication of entrusted property, and computer theft along with other related theft charges, according to TribLive. Perry was employed by R&R Express and acted as the company’s director of credit and collections billing and settlement.

According to Pennyslvania police, Perry had allegedly been redirecting customer payments into his personal bank account since April 2015. Perry would then reportedly write off the transferred funds as bad debt and R&R Express would write off the money. He is believed to have stolen $373,928. The suspected theft was discovered in July 2018 when Perry’s co-workers logged into his account while he was away from work. Police say that Perry spent the stolen money at strip clubs, casinos, sporting events, and on jewelry. Perry is being held on a $10,000 bond. He is set to appear in court on October 18.

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