Killeen: Former Volunteer Indicted In Red Cross Theft Case

A Killeen man has been indicted in connection with the theft of tens of thousands of dollars from the local Red Cross chapter.

David Allen Gilg III (Jail photo)

KILLEEN (December 6, 2012)--The Bell County grand jury has indicted a Killeen man in connection with the theft of more than $100,000 from the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

David Allen Gilg, III, remained in custody Thursday in the Bell County Jail where he’s held in lieu of $120,000 bond.

Gilg was arrested in October in Killeen and was charged with theft over $100,000, but under $200,000 in connection with a series of bogus claims that totaled $117,000, police said.

The investigation that led to the arrest started on Sept. 12 after the manager of the Killeen/Fort Hood area Red Cross reported the discovery of questionable entries made by a volunteer regarding a disaster response in August.

A review of the records revealed that the location and clients were fictitious.

The manger investigated further and discovered other bogus claims for more than $20,000, police said.

Police investigators ultimately uncovered 84 bogus claims made by the volunteer between January and September, each of which was for between $1,000 and $2,000, authorities said Tuesday.

The volunteer, who had worked with the Red Cross for more than seven years, kept the debit card issued for the amount of each claim and then withdrew the money for personal use, police said.

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