DelDOT Employee Arrested for Theft - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

DelDOT Employee Arrested for Theft

Updated:
Aron Johnson Aron Johnson

DOVER, Del.- Capitol police have arrested a Delaware Department of Transportation employee accused of stealing a co-worker's credit card and then allegedly driving a state-owned vehicle to several ATMs in order to withdraw cash from the victim's account.

Aron Johnson, 40, of Dover, was charged Wednesday with identity theft, theft under $1,500 from a disabled victim and theft of a motor vehicle.

Police said Johnson, who is a DelDOT employee, allegedly stole a credit card from a co-worker and withdrew approximately $500 from the victim's account. Investigators said that in addition, Johnson allegedly took a state-owned vehicle without authorization and drove to various ATMs to withdraw the cash.

According to police, an investigation got under way when the victim reported the bank card missing on May 6. Police said that during the investigation, they developed Johnson as a suspect and recovered the state vehicle in downtown Dover the next day.

Johnson turned himself in late Wednesday and was booked on the aforementioned charges. He was ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $2,500 secure bail. 

Johnson worked as an operation support specialist for DelDOT's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator's section in the Division of Technology and Support Services, according to departmental spokesman Jim Westhoff. Johnson was hired for the position on March 25 of this year, Westhoff noted.

Johnson has been suspended without pay pending termination, Westhoff said. He added that Johnson has 15 days to request a hearing to appeal the proposed termination.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Pocomoke High School Students Create Special Final Projects

    Pocomoke High School Students Create Special Final Projects

    Sunday, January 20 2019 9:16 AM EST2019-01-20 14:16:46 GMT
    Sunday, January 20 2019 9:16 AM EST2019-01-20 14:16:46 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    A technology class at Pocomoke High School in Worcester County is getting creative with its final projects. Students have engineered a way to turn wooden chairs into picnic tables.More
    A technology class at Pocomoke High School in Worcester County is getting creative with its final projects. Students have engineered a way to turn wooden chairs into picnic tables.More
  • Driver Arrested for DUI in Pittsville

    Driver Arrested for DUI in Pittsville

    Sunday, January 20 2019 9:11 AM EST2019-01-20 14:11:20 GMT
    Sunday, January 20 2019 9:11 AM EST2019-01-20 14:11:20 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)
    Troopers from the Salisbury Barrack responded to Gumboro Rd. at Rounds Rd in Pittsville early Sunday morning for a report of a single vehicle accident.More
    Troopers from the Salisbury Barrack responded to Gumboro Rd. at Rounds Rd in Pittsville early Sunday morning for a report of a single vehicle accident.More
  • UPDATED: Manhunt Continues for Suspect in Caroline County Homicide

    UPDATED: Manhunt Continues for Suspect in Caroline County Homicide

    Friday, January 18 2019 6:01 PM EST2019-01-18 23:01:07 GMT
    Sunday, January 20 2019 9:10 AM EST2019-01-20 14:10:02 GMT
    Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.

    Federalsburg Police are still searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a deadly shooting with a deadly shooting that occurred Friday.

    More

    Federalsburg Police are still searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a deadly shooting with a deadly shooting that occurred Friday.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices