A disgruntled employee is charged with multiple charges after deputies say he stole his former boss's debit card and slashed his tires.
According to the Bay County Sheriff's Office, Gary Lloyd is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, six counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, petit theft and felony criminal mischief.
Deputies say that Lloyd was fired by his employer after being intoxicated on the job. He later used a keycard in his possession to enter a hotel room where his former co-workers were sleeping, took his boss's debit card and slashed five tires on vehicles belonging to the company.
The boss tracked Lloyd to a motel on Harrison Avenue and alerted deputies, who arrested him. Lloyd was booked into the Bay County Jail.
Here is the press release from the Bay County Sheriff's Office:
The Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested a Jacksonville man this morning after he allegedly slashed the tires of several vehicles belonging to his former employer and went on a spending spree with his former boss's debit card.
On September 21, 2013, Gary Lloyd was discovered intoxicated on the job and fired by the company that had temporarily moved him to Bay County from Jacksonville to work on a project. On Sunday, September 22, Lloyd was taken to the bus station in Panama City and his former boss purchased a bus ticket for him to return home to Jacksonville and left Lloyd at the bus station. Lloyd did not get on the bus.
During the early morning hours on September 23, Lloyd allegedly went back to the motel on Panama City Beach where the other workers were housed and took a keycard he still had in his possession and entered a motel room where other employees slept. Once in the room, Lloyd located and took the keys to his former boss's vehicle. It is believed that Lloyd then went into the vehicle and took his former boss's debit card and then slashed five tires on vehicles belonging to the company.
Lloyd's former boss came out of the motel room and tried to confront him in the parking lot, but Lloyd ran away. Later on September 23, the former boss discovered his debit card was being used at several businesses in Bay County, including a cab company. When contacted, the cab company informed him they had driven the man using that debit card to a motel on Harrison Avenue.
Information provided by the Bay County Sheriff's Office