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Public tip helps police nab employee accused of taking $200k from local business

Randall Morris, 51, was arrested Thursday for theft of property following accusations he made unauthorized transactions from his employer's PayPal account into his own. (Photo courtesy: Hot Springs Police Dept.)

A public tip helped Hot Springs police nab a man accused of transferring nearly $200,000 from his employer's PayPal account into other accounts for his personal benefit.

Officer Joey Williams tells KATV the police department posted information for 51-year-old Randall Morris, wanted for theft of property, on its Facebook page at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday. Nearly 1 1/2 hours later, police got a tip that Morris was on the computer at a local library, and they made their arrest.

According to a police report, Morris is accused of making several unauthorized transactions from the PayPal account for Flossie's Funnel Cakes, where he worked, into his own personal account.

Employees alerted officers after seeing multiple transactions ranging from $52 to $1,800 going straight to Morris.

On Dec. 7, police received documents from Goslee and Cleveland, PA, the business' accounting firm, detailing Morris diverted company funds to himself and unauthorized websites for his personal benefit.

The total amount of transfers was $199,144.51, which included all unauthorized transactions from January 2015 to November 3, 2017.

According to the Garland County jail website, Morris was jailed for theft of property in the case.

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