ENID, Okla. — A Naples, Fla., man was arraigned Thursday in Garfield County District Court on two felony charges of embezzlement filed five years ago.

The charges accuse Jeffrey Scott Krogmann II of misusing a company credit card and taking a company cellphone and wifi device.

Krogmann appeared before Special District Judge Brian Lovell on the felony charges. He was ordered to return to court Sept. 16 for a bond appearance.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, on Feb. 10, 2014, a representative of KC Electric reported to Enid police a former employee had been embezzling from the company by making unauthorized charges on KC Electric business accounts.

On Jan. 20 and 23, 2014, four purchases were made in the amounts of $349.81, $532.94, $94.82 and $748.32, according to the affidavit. On the purchase invoice, the purchaser is listed as Krogmann.

The representative told Sgt. Casey Von Schriltz that company policy required purchases be approved and a purchase order issued by a supervisor before any purchases are made on any charge account, according to the affidavit. Von Schriltz obtained signature cards from the four transactions and each appeared to be signed by Krogmann.

On Jan. 23, 2014, Krogmann purchased brake pads for a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer for $95.53 on the KC Electric business account at a local auto store, according to the affidavit. The representative told Von Schriltz the company does not own a Mitsubishi Lancer. He also said prior to the purchase, Krogmann told him he bought a Mitsubishi Lancer for his wife.

The representative told Von Schriltz that Krogmann was not authorized to make such a purchase, according to the affidavit. Krogmann's signature also was on an invoice from the store for the brake pads.

The representative also reported 54 unauthorized purchases were made use the Universal Fleet card assigned to Krogmann between Jan. 21 and 27, according to the affidavit. The representative said the card is used to purchase fuel only for company vehicles. Twenty-two of the purchases were for items other than fuel.

Krogmann's company vehicle was equipped with a tracking device and showed the vehicle did not move from Krogmann's residence between Jan. 21 and 27, according to the affidavit. The unauthorized purchases were made in Enid, Perry, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota for a total amount of $1,530.35. The representative said Krogmann was not assigned to do any company business in any of those areas during that time frame.

The representative said Krogmann also was issued a company cellphone and MiFi puck during his employment, according to the affidavit. He said Krogmann did not turn over the phone or the puck to the company after his termination. The representative said the company had to pay $723.25 to Pioneer Cellular for the value of the phone and wifi device.

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