Fannin County Electric Co-Op employee arrested

BONHAM, TX-- A Fannin County Electric Co-Op employee was arrested, Thursday, accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the electricity provider.

Tabitha Caplinger's colleagues say, in her 20 years with the company, they believe she's stolen hundreds of thousands more.

Detective Jason Boyd says he began investigating Caplinger after another co-op employee tipped off police.

Electric company workers say it could take a month or longer to fully audit and know how much money was taken.

Detective Boyd says that this is a unique case for him.

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  • by CDH Location: Ravenna Tx on Jul 6, 2012 at 03:03 PM
    Wow.... I just..... Wow. LOL..., Church should pay restitution? Its the republican democratic conspiracy? Barbaras Burgers truck delivery? Are you people actually sane or is it contrary? Do yourselves a big favor and pray for a clue.
  • by Kids deserve better Location: Texas on Jun 28, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    Don't know the current husband. Do know and love the ex-husband and her children. They are good, solid people who are being dragged through the mud with her. She did wrong. She will be handled by the law. Let's support her kids. They are innocent and deserve better from everyone!
  • by Mindy on Jun 27, 2012 at 05:36 AM
    Did she actually believe she would not eventually get caught? Really? Ignorance IS rampid! Geez.....
  • by Sweet Greggo Location: Ravenna on Jun 26, 2012 at 09:12 PM
    Today I drove by the Barbara's Burgers location and a meat truck was making a delivery. It won't be long now.
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      by Geno Hernandez on Jun 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM in reply to Sweet Greggo
      I too saw the truck delivering. Anticipation is building, you can feel it in the air. Barbara's burger is coming, people get ready!
  • by stick in the mud Location: Bonham on Jun 25, 2012 at 01:36 PM
    Too bad people do not care this much for our country, wow! You people should carry this fight to the White House for our country!
  • by Co-cp member on Jun 22, 2012 at 04:31 PM
    I also think the manager was told several times this was going on and didn't do anything about. I think something should be done about this also.
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      by Really?? on Jul 10, 2012 at 11:57 AM in reply to Co-cp member
      I heard the same thing. Im sure nothing will be done period!
  • by Katie Location: Windon on Jun 22, 2012 at 01:24 PM
    I know Tammy she was not kind to her stepdaughter and her freinds that came over but was nice to only her children.if anything I think she should be in jail and have to pay it off her self.she has changed her husband from a good to not so friendly person I knew him when he wasnt with her and he was the nicest guy I ever knew AND WE ALL NEED TO PRAY FOR HER BECAUSE OF HER MISTAKES!
  • by Billy Ray Puckett Location: Nobility on Jun 18, 2012 at 01:17 PM
    Tabitha is innocent. You people dont know what you are talking about. Hey, there is a rumor going around that Barbara's Burgers is going to reopen. I hope this is true. Good luck Tabitha and Barbara!
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      by David Lee Roth on Jun 18, 2012 at 03:20 PM in reply to Billy Ray Puckett
      Not sure about Tabby, dont really care. I want to know more about Barbara's burger.
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        by just wondering on Jul 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM in reply to David Lee Roth
        I heard the new location was at Choctaw in Durant inside Gilley's
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      by Jon Jack Jimisson on Jun 19, 2012 at 06:33 AM in reply to Billy Ray Puckett
      Barbara's Burgers.... a Texas institution. Glad it's re-opening. Oh, and Go Tabitha, and Go Ector Eagles.
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      by Mork on Jun 19, 2012 at 08:15 AM in reply to Billy Ray Puckett
      I want to see an artical on Barbara's Burger......YUM!
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      by John Q on Jun 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM in reply to Billy Ray Puckett
      Barbara's burgers re-opening. Now that's a story worth reporting. Hot diggidity dog! :D
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        by Luke on Jun 26, 2012 at 09:43 AM in reply to John Q
        Have any of you tried MoCheezys or Muddbones, in Bonham? They make a good burger also. Right up there with Barbara's.
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      by really? on Jul 6, 2012 at 09:21 AM in reply to Billy Ray Puckett
      if she is innocent why did she confess to doing it for the last 4 years?? Innocent ppl dont usually confess to something they did not do!! Makes you wonder hummmmmm
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      by just wondering on Jul 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM in reply to Billy Ray Puckett
      NOBILITY!!!! That were I was born!
  • by bonham25 Location: bonham on Jun 17, 2012 at 06:34 AM
    Does the Co-Op still have their deer lease for the employees? This co-op needs to be broken up. Go to their board meeting...nothing but a bunch of clueless mouth-breathers.
  • by really?? Location: fannin co on Jun 15, 2012 at 01:13 PM
    a letter was sent to me in the mail im sure all coop customers were sent one.. it was nice..and basically damage control but im glad they sent it out im also surprised that there has not been any news updates
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      by COOPMEMII on Jun 15, 2012 at 03:02 PM in reply to really??
      Yeah, but they could have save all the money they spent on postage. Most everyone knows the news by now anyway.
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      by BJ on Jun 20, 2012 at 05:42 AM in reply to really??
      I will be surprised beyond belief if you see any news updates on it. The media just wants the initial shock value of the story. Following up might require some actual WORK.
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