Posted: Apr 4, 2013 2:20 PM by Erin Schattauer
Updated: Apr 4, 2013 3:49 PM
BOZEMAN - A Bozeman man is accused of embezzling $30,000 to $40,000 from Casey's Corner Exxon at Four Corners where he worked as a manager.
Ryan Allen is charged with theft by embezzlement. He's being held in the Gallatin County Detention Center after Judge Rick West set his bail at $10,000 on Thursday morning.
A supervisor at Casey's Corner called the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office on April 3 to report that Allen had stolen $8,494 over the last couple days and believed the amount would be higher. She said Allen had stolen between $30,000 and $40,000 in fraudulent credit card transactions.
Allen is accused of taking $5,000 from a local bank that he was supposed to deposit in the cash machine at Casey's Corner, but court papers say that he never put the money in the machine. Allen was also supposed to deposit $3,494 into a bank account but the money was never deposited into the account, court papers state. He also reportedly did not deposit the money from business transactions into the account on April 1.
A bank teller reportedly told the Casey's Corner supervisor that when Allen withdrew the $5,000 for the cash machine, he said he was going to leave town.
After he was arrested, Allen reportedly admitted to stealing the money he was supposed to have deposited in the bank and having the deposit slips and checks that were supposed to be taken to the bank. When asked about the $5,000 for the cash machine, Allen reportedly asked for an attorney and the interview ended.
His preliminary hearing is set for April 26.