29-year-old Kyle D. Hollman was arrested at his Boonville home on Tuesday after the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office (VCSO) says he bought nearly $30,000 worth of guns and accessories with a company credit card.
The sheriff's office began its investigation after being notified of the theft by ProLift Toyota Material Handling in Evansville. Pro-Lift reported that an internal audit revealed employee Hollman had been using his company credit card to purchase personal items.
According to VCSO, 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 firearm-related accessories.
VCSO says that Hollman used his company credit card to buy nearly $30,000 worth of firearms and accessories at area businesses and made nearly $35,000 worth of online purchases over a three-year period.
Financial records are still being examined as items are recovered and inventoried, but the sheriff's office said Hollman admitted to the thefts and cooperated with investigators.
Hollman was released from the Vanderburgh County Detention Center after posting a $10,000 bond.
Some of the firearms recovered from Hollman's residence by VCSO