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DelDOT Employee Arrested for Theft

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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.

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