Four Theft From Employer Indictments

Posted on 2/16/2012

Defendant: Erin Drabyn, Clyde Woodson, Gregory Spears, And Kevin Ford,

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments on four separate individuals for alleged theft related offenses against their employers. O’Brien said “all of these employee theft cases were trusted employees who abused their positions for personal financial gain.”

Erin L. Drabyn has been indicted for one count (F-3) Theft, one counts (F-3) Identity Fraud, four counts (F-4) Misuse of Credit Card, and six counts (F-5) Misuse of Credit Card, for a total of twelve counts. Erin Drabyn was an employee of Stephen B. Ogle & Associates, who worked as the Office Manager in the New Albany office. The loss from this employer has been declared to be in excess of $375,000.

Clyde G. Woodson has been indicted for one count (F-4) Theft and one count (F-4) Tampering With Records, for a total of two counts. Woodson was employed as a service advisor at Jack Maxton Chevrolet, located at 700 E. Dublin-Granville Road in Worthington. Between March and September of 2011, it is alleged that Woodson stole between $40,000-50,000 from the dealership.

Gregory K. Spears has been indicted for one count (F-4) Theft and five counts (F-5) Forgery, for a total of six counts. Spears was an employee of Servicemaster by Logan, located at 3995 Thistlewood Drive in Grove City. Between October and November of 2011, Spears allegedly stole and forged checks in excess of $18,000 from his employer.

Kevin P. Ford has been indicted for one count (F4) Theft. Ford was an Insurance Agent for Laborers Local Union 423 located at 620 Alum Creek Drive in Columbus. It is alleged that premium payments received by Ford from March 2006 to December 2010 were spent by Ford, and the premium amounts totaled in excess of $135,000.