Ripley County man accused of stealing $100,000 in items from employer, selling them

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Steven Linville

OSGOOD, Ind. (Feb. 2, 2016) – A Ripley County man faces more than 30 charges after Indiana State Police say he stole items from his employer and then sold them.

Steven Linville, 46, Osgood, was arrested on 17 counts of theft and 17 counts of making/delivering false sales, according to Indiana State Police.

The investigation began in November 2015 when Laughery Valley Ag Co-Op reported a theft. The investigation led them to Linville, who worked at the business.

According to investigators, Linville stole $100,000 in fuel, oil, washer fluid and antifreeze over the period of a year. He then sold those items to Bob’s Service Station in Osgood, a business owned by his uncle, Bob Linville, who is also a Ripley County commissioner.

Police arrested Steven Linville at his home Monday. Indiana State Police said no additional charges or arrests were expected in the case.