An American Red Cross volunteer has been arrested in Killeen after stealing more than $117,000.
25 year old David Allen Gilg III has been charged with Theft over $100,000 but under $200,000, which is a 2nd Degree Felony.
It all started when Killeen Police officers were notified on September 12th about a theft that involved a man who volunteers with the Killeen/Fort Hood American Red Cross.
The manager noticed some questionable entries regarding a disaster response in August by the volunteer. The manager began reviewing the records and found that the location and clients were fake. The manager began investigating and found other fictitious claims for more than $20,000.
Detectives began investigating and found that the volunteer had made 84 fictitious claims between January and September 2012. They were told that the man had been volunteering with the American Red Cross for more than seven years and he was very familiar with the process of making claims. Each claim was between $1,000 and $2,000 each, totaling more than $117,000. The volunteer would keep the debit card that was issued for the amount of the claim and withdraw the money for himself.
Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest and recommended a bond of $120,000.
Gilg is currently at the Killeen City Jail, where he will remain until he is arraigned on Wednesday, October 10th.