Ottumwa Man Accused of Stealing from Former Employer


A former employee was arrested after police say he confessed to stealing from his former employer.

21-year-old Andy Wainwright of Ottumwa has been charged with second-degree theft, a Class D felony. Authorities say Wainwright worked at GNC, located on Venture Avenue in Ottumwa.

According to court records, Wainwright gave unauthorized discounts to an undisclosed number of customers and sold himself goods for just a few cents. Wainwright also allegedly sold merchandise at a cheaper price and returned it at a full price.

Wainwright reportedly stole $4,480.60. The Ottumwa Police Department says Wainwright voluntarily went to the police department and confessed to the thefts.

Wainwright was arrested on February 23rd and is currently free after posting bond.

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