Man accused of taking more than $75,000 in beef tenderloin


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man is accused of stealing more than $75,000 of beef tenderloin over several months.

The report says 42-year-old Billy Wethington was arrested in Louisville on Friday and charged with theft by unlawful taking.

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Police say Wethington worked at an undisclosed business. During each shift, they say, he’s accused of shoving eight to 10 beef tenderloins into a garbage bag and putting it in his vehicle.

An arrest citation says Wethington was captured on surveillance video stealing the beef. Court records show the business lost more than $75,000 and up to $100,000 over the course of eight months. The newspaper says police didn’t initially reveal what Wethington did with the beef that he’s accused of stealing.

It’s unclear if Wethington has a lawyer who could comment.