COLUMBUS – A warrant is currently active for the arrest of a Columbus man who allegedly stole $3,370 worth of goods from his employer.
Columbus Police Officer Troy Urkoski states in an affidavit that on December 8th he was dispatched to a report of a theft from a local employer. The employer told police that he had hired 28-year-old Jeffrey Tilley to remodel an apartment on 9th Street.
As a part of the job, the employer reportedly told police that he lent Tilley both a utility truck and some tools to use.
After hiring Tilley, the employer later received a call from an acquaintance, saying Tilley has stolen the tools and skipped town. The value of the tools that had gone missing totaled approximately $3,370, according to court records.
Local authorities received a call on December 9th, that Tilley had been arrested in Hamilton county on unrelated charges, and noted that some of the tools had been found in an RV that Tilley was driving. Tilley had been using the RV while working on the apartment as well, according to court records.
Tilley told deputies at the time of his arrest that he had also pawned some of the items off at GI Loan, which was later confirmed. Tilley is reported to be 5’11”, 175 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. Tilley is facing a class 4 felony theft charge in Platte County.
If you know of Tilley’s whereabouts, law enforcement encourage you to contact them at 402-564-3229, or Crimestoppers at 402-563-4000.