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Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Candace Rae Moffett, 52, of Leon was charged 5:04 p.m. Wednesday on a Union County warrant for first-degree theft.

According to a Creston Police report, a shipment arrived at Bunn-O-Matic by truck freight on Feb. 20. An officer was notified by the retailer the shipment was purchased by fraudulent means and the stolen property was valued at $35,585.58. Statements and evidence showed Moffett had knowledge of the arrival of the stolen property, worked with two other individuals to conceal and further dispose of the property, been instrumental in removing serial numbers from the packaging and corresponding directly with the person who facilitated the fraud. Moffett had also enlisted the help of another Bunn-O-Matic employee with access to the receiving department. Neither Moffett or the unnamed Bunn-O-Matic employee notified authorities or the management, and attempted to conceal the arrival and departure of the shipment without the owner’s knowledge and without the knowledge of Bunn-O-Matic supervisors or staff.

Moffett is being held on $10,000 bond.

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Norman Gene Cottrell, 502 College Dr., reported a white H&H enclosed trailer was taken from the driveway at his residence between 8 a.m. Monday and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Estimated value is $6,000.

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