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A Greenwood man wanted on 37 counts of forgery in connection with misuse of company credit cards to the tune of more than $36,000 was arrested in Columbus.
Bret A. Pryor, 42, was wanted on a warrant for the charges when Columbus Police Department officers arrested him at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at a business here.
Pryor was the controller in the finance department of AAR Aircraft Services in Indianapolis from Aug. 30, 2004, through Dec. 9, 2010, during which time he reportedly made unapproved transactions on two company credit cards and was reimbursed for them, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The company issued Pryor a Visa procurement card for office supply purchases and an American Express card for corporate-related expenses, such as travel and education.
But an internal audit revealed that between March 20, 2007, and Nov. 10, 2010, Pryor used the procurement card for unauthorized purchases of personal items, including food, coffee and auto services and at bars, according to the affidavit. The purchases totaled $7,956.80.
Pryor reportedly charged $28,165 to the American Express card for online training seminars between Jan. 4, 2008, and Aug. 17, 2010, for which he also received refunds because he did not attend.
He also reportedly used receipts for food and related expenses he had already paid for using the Visa card as if they were made on the American Express card to receive double compensation.
The internal audit revealed a total loss to AAR Aircraft Services at about $36,121.80.
Columbus police arrested Pryor on the warrant at the request of Marion County authorities.
He was booked into Bartholomew County Jail, where he was being held for Marion County authorities on Wednesday afternoon.
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