On August 27th, 2013, the Quincy Police Department responded to the City of Quincy's Customer Service Department in reference to several missing deposits for new customer utility accounts.
The Customer Service director informed police that after an audit was conducted of the vault for new customer account deposits, it was determined that a total of four new customer account deposits were missing. The total funds missing were $280 for each new customer deposit, totaling $1,120. The dates that these new accounts were opened ranged from June 28, 2013 to August 15, 2013.
The Quincy Police Department then conducted a thorough investigation of all customer service employees who had access to the safe and new customer account deposits. On Thursday, October 10th, Quincy Police Department investigators interviewed Quincy's Customer Service Department employee David Patterson for a second time pertaining to this incident.
Post Miranda warnings, Patterson admitted to stealing all four new customer accounts deposits.
Patterson admitted to stealing $840 from the Customer Service vault and an additional $280 from a new customer account cash deposit that he processed, all totaling $1,120.
Patterson, 29, of Midway, was arrested and charged with grand theft.
Anyone with additional information about this theft should contact the Quincy Police Department at 850-627-7111.