DATE: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
SUBJECT: Boonville Man Arrested after Buying Dozens of Firearms with his Employer’s Credit Card
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-NR-072
CONTACT: Colonel Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
A Boonville man is in custody and facing charges related to series of thefts committed against his employer. Kyle D. Hollman was arrested at his residence yesterday afternoon and a search of his property conducted.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after being notified of the theft by ProLift Toyota Material Handling of 550 Foundation Blvd in Evansville. Pro-Lift reported that an internal audit revealed employee Kyle Hollman had been using his company credit card to purchase personal items. Hollman had been altering purchase orders in order to make the items appear as legitimate purchases for the company. The internal investigation revealed that Hollman had purchased unauthorized items such as coolers, backpacks and boots, as well as firearms and firearms related accessories.
Over the course of three years, Hollman used a company credit card to purchase nearly $30,000 worth of firearms and accessories at area businesses and made nearly $35,000 worth of online purchases. Mr. Hollman admitted to the thefts and cooperated with Sheriff’s Office investigators. The investigation remains active as financial records are examined and recovered items inventoried.
Hollman was released from jail this afternoon after posting a $10,000 bond.
The following agencies assisted with the investigation: Boonville Police Department, Warrick County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, ATF, U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitve Task Force.
Kyle D. Hollman (pictured above), 29, of Boonville. Theft as Level 6 Felony (19 counts), Theft as a Class A Misdemeanor (1 count).
Pictured above: Some of the firearms recovered from Hollman’s residence.
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