Harrington Man Arrested For Theft

Incident #:  51-18-5440                                          Reported:  May 2018

Location:  Shell Gas Station, Unit Block of S DuPont Blvd, Milford, Kent County, DE and Felton Shell Gas Station, Felton, Kent County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 10/30/2018 at 1242 hours

On 10/18/2018 a Gerard Daub Jr., 30 of Harrington, DE, was charged with 20 counts of Unlawful Use of Payment Card Under $1500.00 where Victim is 62 Years of Age Or Older. This investigation started in May 2018 when the victim contacted the police department about a commercial gas card having unauthorized purchases on it.  The victim advised that the card had been used for fuel and other items by an ex-employee of the business on dates and times the card should not be in use.  The victim advised that the possible suspect was Gerard Daub Jr.  It was learned that the unauthorized transactions occurred at the Shell gas station located in the unit block of S DuPont Blvd, Milford, Kent County, DE as well as a Shell gas station in Felton, DE.  Officers obtained business records from the victim about the unauthorized purchases as well as obtained surveillance footage from the two businesses.  The victim positively identified Daub as the suspect through the surveillance footage obtained.  Officers obtained a warrant for Daub reference to this investigation.

On 10/18/2018, Officers learned that Daub was incarcerated at the Sussex Correctional Institution on an unrelated case and officers executed the warrant and had Daub presented to a Justice of the Peace Court while at SCI reference to this case. Daub received a $10,000.00 USC unsecured bail and a no contact order with the victim.  It is unknown if Daub remained at SCI after the presentment on this case.  He was ordered to appear in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date reference to a preliminary hearing.


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