Laid off worker accused of taking work truck identified


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UPDATE @ 4:54 p.m.:

The man is jail accused of taking a work truck from his former employer after being laid off is now facing a driving without consent charge.

Paul Joseph Broughton, 49, was initially booked on a theft charge, but that charge has been cleared, according to jail records.

UPDATE @ 3:27 p.m.:

The laid off worker accused of stealing a work truck from his former employer has been identified as Paul Joseph Broughton, 49, according to jail records.

Broughton is booked into the Montgomery County Jail on an initial charge of theft, however has not been formally charged.


A worker who was recently laid off stole a work truck from his former employer and was later arrested during a traffic stop, according to Vandalia police.

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Officers responded to Jones & Frank at 7468 Webster Street in Vandalia around 11 a.m. Friday on reports of a work vehicle that was stolen.

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The vehicle was followed by an officer from Montgomery County into Miami County, before it was stopped near New Carlisle, investigators said.

The driver, who was not identified, was taken into custody. There were no injuries and the vehicle was not damaged, police said.

Additional details were not available.

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