A former police officer and his wife are accused of the theft of approximately $250,000 in electrical materials from an electrical supply warehouse in West Monroe, La. According to an arrest warrant, a representative of Elliott Electric contacted the West Monroe Police Department on March 3.
According to The News Star, the complaint alleges Denese Dunn, an area manager of Elliott Electric, "conspired with and aided her husband Paul Dunn in stealing electrical supplies from the warehouse." The representative said approximately $250,000 in electrical merchandise went missing over a two-year period.
Investigators found that items invoiced to Dunn's electrical contracting company, Service Electric Co., did not coincide with estimates of the materials that should have been needed on those jobs. The arrest warrant states other electrical suppliers said Service Electric only obtained a small amount of materials from their firms during the time period investigated.
Specific missing items or items not billed delineated in the arrest warrant include a 100kW generator valued at approximately $25,000, four smaller generators valued at $3,000 each, and $90,000 in wire, the News Star reported. One generator was reportedly installed at the Dunn's home while another was in an ex-relative's home.