SULPHUR, OK -- Mitchell Dean Garrison, an employee of the Sooner Foods in Sulphur, has been charged with embezzlement in excess of $25,000 for theft of meat from the Sulphur grocery store.
Sulphur Police Chief David Shores says the meat wasn't stolen to feed anyone; it was stolen to be resold for personal profit. July 15, 2011 is when was Garrison was caught with several cases of briskest, hamburger meat, and steak. It was estimated to be $1,000 worth of meat.
Shores says it is the amount stolen, which was estimated to be $40,000, that surprised him and how a loss like that impacts the Sooner Foods store. Tips from employees helped aid the investigation. Sooner Foods declined to comment out of respect to their employees.
Garrison has turned himself in and has agreed to pay back the money for the stolen meat.