The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was contacted June 21 by representatives from the DuPont Sabine River Works in Orange concerning the theft of several thousand dollars worth of tools and equipment from inside their facility. The representatives advised that a current DuPont employee was believed to be stealing a large amount of tools and equipment from the inside the facility and selling the items on the internet for a profit.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division conducted a joint investigation with internal auditors and Corporate Security of the DuPont Corporation. During the investigation, it was determined that a large amount of tools and equipment had in fact been being stolen and were currently being sold on the internet, according to officials. The suspect was identified as an employee of the DuPont Sabine River Works plant in Orange, who was in turn selling the items on the internet from his residence in Newton County, Texas. His name was not immediately available from OSCO.
On Thursday July 7, 2011, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Marshall’s Office, and the Texas Rangers, executed a search warrant at a residence in Newton County, Texas.
Several thousand dollars in stolen property was recovered at the home during the search warrant and will be returned to the DuPont Sabine River Works Facility.