Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local News

Tire Store Employee Busted Selling Stolen Products from Home

new tires

A Saint Clair area man got busted selling tires out of his garage that he allegedly stole from his employer.

According to State Police in Frackville, 48-year-old Joseph Darker was tracked to his home and found to be keeping tires that he’d stolen from his job at CJ’s Tire & Automotive in Orwigsburg.

Orwigsburg Tire Store Employee Busted Selling Company Product

Here’s how the alleged theft went down and the employee got busted on Friday, May 15:

CJ’s Tire & Automotive, along Route 61 South in Orwigsburg, reported some missing tires from its inventory. The company believed it was an inside job.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

So, ownership at CJ’s tracked a company vehicle with GPS technology. Someone with the company then followed Darker when he was supposed to be making tire deliveries.

Darker was making deliveries, the tracker found. Only, Darker was making deliveries to his own garage in Arnot’s Addition (New Castle Township). That’s where the CJ’s Tire tracked found Darker dropping off two new tires to his own garage.

The tire store tracker notified police of the incident and PSP showed up at Darker’s home. Police believe Darker stole a total of 6 tires over a brief period of time. He was allegedly selling the tires on his own and pocketing the cash.

Police recovered 2 stolen tires valued at $380.98.

Charges are expected to be filed against Darker in the near future.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

ALSO READ: 

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!
Loading

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Local News

Several Schuylkill County residents say they recently found bizarre printed messages inside packages of items purchased at local grocery stores. The Canary spoke with...

Local Weather

How much are we really going to get? Some say it's still too soon to tell.

Local Weather

Slightly more snow expected for Schuylkill County.

PA News

Flights arriving in the cover of night to NEPA.

Local News

If convicted, Hall faces up to 10 more years in prison.

Local News

  A new trial date has finally been set for Magen Hall, who faces a mandatory life sentence, if she’s found guilty of murdering...