by Aaron Gibson, January 17, 2016
A Brown County man being paroled from prison must now answer to additional charges alleging he stole from his former employer in 2014.
James Dyer is accused of stealing a fuel card belonging to his employer, Automatic Gates Plus, LLC of Hamersville, and using the card to spend more than $4,000 without authorization from the company.
According to court records, Dyer was allegedly spotted on video surveillance cameras using the card at several Speedway locations in September 2014. He allegedly told investigators he had permission to use the card, a claim Automatic Gates Plus, LLC disputes.
The case was filed in Brown County Municipal Court in March 2015, approximately three weeks after Dyer had been sentenced to 11 months in prison on a fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property conviction. In that incident, Dyer was found guilty of selling stolen jewelry belonging to the woman who employed him at Automatic Gates Plus, LLC, and was ordered to pay her $9,467.16 in restitution.
A lawsuit from Automatic Gates Plus, LLC seeking $7,328.17 in damages was also filed in November 2015 against Dyer.
According to a civil complaint, Automatic Gates Plus, LLC and EMC Insurance of Des Moines, Iowa allege Dyer charged approximately $4,876.23 to Automatic Gates Plus’ Speedway fuel card, stole $120.00 worth of gasoline from Automatic Gates Plus, LLC vehicles and storage, and stole $2,331.94 worth of various tools and appliances belonging to Automatic Gates Plus, LLC.
Dyer was transported to Butler County Jail from Pickaway Correctional Institution on Friday, Jan. 15, charged with fifth-degree felony theft, fifth-degree felony unauthorized use of property and fifth-degree felony misuse of credit cards. Bond has not been set.
—Brown County Crime Reporter January 17, 2016 7:10 AM EST
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