Police investigating thefts

Middletown police are investigating a report of embezzlement of funds and theft of property from HVAC Elements LLC by a former employee.

According to a news release, the company filed a police report on Jan. 7, 2014. An investigation showed ATM cash advances as well as purchases of equipment and merchandise using company credit and debit cards were made. Search warrants were executed at several banks and companies as well as the home of a former employee in Shenandoah County.

“The estimated total at the time following the items seized during the execution of the search warrants is $30,000 to $40,000,” the release states.

The matter is still under investigation. No arrests have been made, “but are expected in the immediate future,” the release states.

Chief Phil Breeden has asked anyone with information to contact Detective Steve Goldizen at 540-868-0535 or at 540-974-9661.