SHERIFF: Laurel Co. employee stole thousands from business

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) -An employee at a Laurel Co. business was arrested on theft charges after the Sheriff says he stole thousands of dollars from the company.

According to the Sheriff, 24-year-old Roy Branham, Jr. had used the company’s business cards to purchase prepaid gift cards for the business.  An investigation revealed, however, that Branham had kept some of the cards for himself, according to the Sheriff.

The Sheriff says the business reported a total loss of $43,000 dollars, of which Branham spent $37,000 dollars at a local retail store.

Branham was arrested on Tuesday at around 9:40 p.m.  He was charged with theft by unlawful taking, and taken to the Laurel Co. Detention Center.

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