Arrest made for Dean’s Stove and Spa thefts

Tyler Wagoner

Tyler Wagoner

The Southington Police announced in a press release that Tyler Wagoner, 25, of Manchester was taken into police custody at approximately 11 p.m. on March 6 on an active warrant for first degree larceny.

The warrant alleges that between June 2014 and October 2014 Wagoner was employed as a sales representative at Dean’s Stove and Spa in Plantsville. It came to the attention of Dean’s management that during that time-frame Wagoner was selling pellet fuel for cash and keeping the money for himself.

The warrant also alleges that if Wagoner sold a pellet stove to a customer, he would offer them a discount on pellet fuel if they paid cash. When a customer agreed to pay cash for pellet fuel, he would write a pick up slip for the amount of pellets ordered. After the pellets were picked up, Wagoner would not register the transaction and keep the cash.

It was later determined the total losses incurred by Dean’s Stove and Spa were $20,122.30.

Wagoner was processed and released after posting a $5000 bond. He is scheduled to appear at the Bristol Court on March 16.

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