Denton Animal Services supervisor arrested for stealing $30,000

DENTON -- The City of Denton has fired an animal services supervisor after he was arrested for allegedly stealing cash from the department.

According to a news release, the city discovered potential discrepancies in cash handling in the city's Animal Services Division on July 26, 2016. That sparked an audit, which led to the criminal investigation.

Police say investigators discovered no discrepancies in credit card or check transactions, but about $34,000 in cash transactions were not included in daily deposits tied to Animal Services Supervisor Woodie Wilson since last October.

Wilson was collecting $86,000 a year as an animal services supervisor and had been awarded for his exemplary service in years past, a source told News 8. 

A warrant was issued for a felony charge of theft by a public servant on Wednesday, and Wilson surrendered to police on Friday morning.

He has since been fired by the City of Denton.

Wilson has bonded out of custody on a $10,000 bond by noon Friday.

Copyright 2016 WFAA


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