Police: Southwest Greensburg man used $20K of company money
A Southwest Greensburg man used a medical supply company's account to buy nearly $20,000 in computer hardware for himself, police said.
Garran Warren, 46, made the purchases totaling $19,828.16 while an employee of East Suburban Medical Supply and after his job was eliminated by the company in 2012, authorities said.
Warren is charged with theft and receiving stolen property and faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 29 before Greensburg District Judge James Albert.
Warren worked for the medical supply business, based in Penn Hills, from August 1995 to Feb. 16, 2012, police said. His name was on the business' account with Dell Inc.
Police became involved after a representative for the medical supply business' parent company, GMH Associates in Delaware County, contacted them.
Warren bought $7,135.91 on the Dell account after his employment ended, police said. A company audit determined Warren purchased $12,692.25 in computer hardware for himself while an employee, according to court papers.
“He ordered everything from his home here and had it shipped here,” police Chief Chris Kent said.
After he lost his job, Warren's name remained on the computer account, apparently through an oversight, officials said.
The company audit dating back to Jan. 28, 2011, showed that none of the items listed as purchases on 22 invoices involved was in use or the possession of the business, according to the criminal complaint.
“When Warren was confronted by (a company representative) in regard to his post-employment use ... Warren told him that it was an oversight and remitted a check in the amount of $5,837.49 as payment,” according to a police affidavit. “The check was retained by the company, but it was not cashed.”
Warren offered to pay for the computer items when questioned by police, according to the affidavit.
After he lost his job, Warren bought a laser printer, a paper tray, a transfer cable, a media speaker system, a wireless keyboard and mouse, an accounting program, printer memory, toner cartridges, a network card and other items, police said. The last purchase was made on May 17, according to court papers.
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Jeannette company’s miniature steam engines coveted for decades
- Westmoreland County furloughs weights and measurements director
- Police gather in Ligonier for Perryopolis officer’s funeral
- United Way surplus funds benefit 9 nonprofits in Westmoreland County
- Penn Township man who shot friend gets probation
- Plenty of ‘pain’ to share, as Westmoreland County budget OK’d with $8M in cuts
- Home of LeNature’s exec up for sale
- Demolition project at Oliver’s Pourhouse in Greensburg moves ahead
- Unity name excised from Latrobe parks, recreation
- Ligonier man first in Pa. to own aluminum-body F-150
- Hempfield leaders kill zoning request for townhomes