Former plumbing contractor arrested on theft charges

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SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man was arrested on theft and other charges early Wednesday morning.

Deputies say 30-year-old Joshua Outten was arrested at around 6:40 a.m. following an investigation into the theft of tools from a local plumbing contractor. During the course of the investigation, the deputy reportedly met with representatives of the company and learned that a recently terminated employee, identified as Outten, had made unauthorized purchases using the company account and false purchase orders at different retail establishments in Salisbury. According to the receipts, Outten purchased power tools along with copper tubing that no one could locate or account for.

A warrant was obtained for Outten’s arrest, which was served, charging him with theft, forgery of an order for money or goods, obtain money or goods by forgery, and theft scheme. He was later released on personal recognizance.

A mugshot of Outten is not available at this time.

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