Former Employee Accused of Embezzling Over $12,000 in Kennett Square


KENNETT SQUARE, PA — A former employee of a business located in the 100 block of W. State Street in Kennett Square is facing multiple charges after being accused of embezzling more than $12,000 through unauthorized credit card transactions, according to the Kennett Square Police Department.

The Kennett Square Police Department was alerted to the suspected embezzlement on April 14, 2023, by a representative of the affected business. The investigation led by the department’s criminal investigations division revealed that 33-year-old Robert “Bo” Wright, the former employee in question, allegedly engaged in unauthorized use of the company’s credit card for personal and non-employment-related expenses during his tenure at the company. The total amount of theft identified through the investigation is reported to be $12,790.58.

Wright turned himself in to authorities on April 18, 2024, and faced arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Iacocca. His bail was set at $25,000 unsecured, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for a later date.

The charges against Wright include theft by deception, theft by failure to make disposition of funds received, theft by unlawful taking, access device fraud, and tampering with records or identification, among other related offenses.

It is important to note that these charges are allegations, and like all individuals accused of a crime, Wright is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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