EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSEx-Employee Charged With Stealing From WV DOH
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 14, 2013 3:39 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013 4:18 AM EDT
Martinburg, Berkeley County , West Virginia
A former West Virginia Division of Highways employee faces charges of stealing about $200,000 worth of property from the agency.
Media outlets report that an anonymous tip led to the arrest of William Robert Smallwood, 55, of Martinsburg.
Smallwood was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on a felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. He remains free on $20,000 bond.
According to court records, the stolen items included a plasma cutter worth about $4,000.
Smallwood is accused of taking the items over several years while working as a storekeeper for the DOH's District 5 operations in Berkeley County.
Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker says Smallwood is no longer a DOH employee.
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