A former general manager has been arrested on charges he stole more than $300,000 from a York County business by awarding himself raises and bonuses and by using company credit cards for personal purchases.
State police in York said they charged 42-year-old James Robert Day with felony counts of corrupt organizations, forgery, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, theft by extortion, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, and receiving stolen properties.
Day, of Glen Rock, was hired in 2004 as a project estimator by Huber Welding Service, a Shrewsbury company that specialized in building steel structures. He was eventually promoted to general manager and assumed control of the company while owner Christine Kimball was away on maternity leave, police said.
Police said that between January 2006 and December 2008, Day awarded himself unauthorized salary increases and bonuses, received reimbursements for personal purchases, and paid for personal expenses with HWS credit cards.
Day was terminated in December 2008, and Kimball contacted police about the suspected embezzlement in April 2009, police said.
Huber Welding, which employed between 30-40 people, is no longer operational.