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Embezzlement suspect from Saucier business turns up in Alabama four years later

Craig Fitzgerald Taylor
Craig Fitzgerald Taylor

It took four years, but a warrant has been served on a man accused of embezzling from a trucking company in Saucier, records show.

Craig Fitzgerald Taylor, 51, had failed to return a white, 1995 enclosed trailer to Shawn Petro Trucking Co. while working for the company in 2013, Harrison County Sheriff’s Capt. Coley Judy said Thursday.

The trailer was valued at about $10,000, Judy said.

Police in Livingston, Alabama, noticed the warrant when they stopped Taylor on a recent traffic violation, he said.

Taylor had been sought on an embezzlement charge since March 25, 2013, the county jail docket shows.

“He appropriated the trailer while working for the business and didn’t take it back,” Judy said. “They fired him.”

Sheriff’s investigators had been unable to find Taylor. As it turns out, he has been residing in Livingston.

During the traffic stop, Taylor represented himself to Livingston police as an agent of Shawn Petro, but he is not, Judy said.

Taylor was extradited to the Harrison County jail Wednesday.

Investigators also arrested him on a felony charge of false identifying information.

Taylor was released from jail Thursday on bonds that total $20,000.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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