Man charged for embezzling from previous employer

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The owner of a mobile mechanic service is charged with embezzling from an oil company he worked for.

Westin Borton, 24, is charged with theft over $2,500 and under $30,000.

Police allege Borton used credit card numbers provided to him by Texas Energy Operating Services on Lamar Street for work on the company’s vehicles.

The fleet manager for the company told police in January they found more than $10,000 of unauthorized charges on accounts for which Borton was given the account numbers.

The manager contacted Borton and said Borton told him the six charges were entered in error and that he would get them reimbursed.

The company could not get the charges resolved and contacted police.

An officer spoke to Borton and said Borton assured him he was in the process of paying the company back in installments but the manager said no such payments had been made.

Several more months of attempts to contact Borton failed and he was arrested and booked into jail Thursday night.

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