LAMPASAS (August 21, 2012)--Glen W. Russworm, 61, of Lampasas, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday and was charged with one count of felony livestock theft and one count of misapplication of fiduciary property in the theft of 100 calves from a rancher for whom he had worked for more than two decades.
The thefts occurred over a period of 10 years and the total value of the stolen calves was $55,000, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association said.
The stolen calves were sold at the Lampasas cattle auction, authorities said.
TSCRA Special Rangers Marvin Wills and Max Hartmann followed a paper trail in their investigation of the thefts from the rancher, the association said.
The stolen calves were not marked or branded, Wills said.
"It's important for ranchers to pay attention to their employees, no matter how long they've worked for them," Wills said.
"It's also important to brand and mark all of your cattle."
Russworm was ordered held on bonds totaling $20,000.