Martin man charged with embezzlement
Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010 9:04 pm
A Martin man has been charged with multiple felony counts of theft for allegedly taking more than $1 million from a Mayfield, Ky., business where he formerly worked.
Norman Frank Moseley, 60, of 268 Ennis Road, Martin, was recently indicted by a Graves County (Ky.) grand jury on 31 counts of theft by deception over $500, six counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500, three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, as well as receiving stolen property over $500 and theft by deception over $10,0000.
The Graves County Sher-iff’s Department reported Moseley was an employee of Hutson Inc. of Mayfield for 13 years prior to his dismissal in January. The sheriff’s department, along with an outside auditor, investigated many transactions Moseley had conducted over the last two years. During that time, he allegedly profited about $235,000 on $1 million worth of equipment.
Graves County Chief Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Redmon told West Ken-tucky Star.com that Mose-ley allegedly would edit purchase orders and give the customer a different copy than the one he would turn in to Hutson’s management. There were also cases involving trade-ins Moseley took on deals that never made it to any Hutson documents or on Hutson property. Moseley would allegedly keep the trade-in equipment and sell it for his own profit or he would show that he sold the piece of used equipment to a customer. He would then go to the farm and personally pick up the equipment and tell the customer he was delivering it to its new owner.
The allegations remain under investigation and more charges could be pending.
Published in The Messenger 4.26.10