Former Johnson Trucking Employee Charged with Theft of More than $6,000

BROKEN BOW–A former employee of Johnson Trucking is facing charges of felony theft of property valued at more than $5,000, a class IIA felony.

Raymond M. Wolcott, 33, of Elwood is currently being charged in Custer County Court for allegedly stealing $6,347.01 from the Broken Bow business and could face up to 20 years in prison.

According to records from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Wolcott was arrested in Dawson County on January 2 and according to court documents, he was later released from the Custer County jail after posting ten percent of a $15,000 bond.

Court documents outline the alleged theft to have taken place between May and August of 2018. Chief Deputy Adam Miller reported that owners of Johnson Trucking said five checks were written to Raymond Wolcott, but were not written or signed by the business owners.

The checks were not shown on the company’s payroll ledger but records from Wolcott’s bank account indicate the checks were deposited in the amount of $6,347.01 into his account. The company owners stated in court documents that truck drivers are given a book of checks that can be used for fuel, repairs, or other expenses associated with driving trucks for the business.

Current charges follow a 2010 case in which Wolcott was arrested and convicted of fraud–illegal use of a credit card.

Wolcott is scheduled to appear in court on February 3.