George Hiotis

Man Pleads Guilty To Large Longaberger Theft

by George Hiotis on March 11, 2013 at 11:18 am

A Licking County man pleads guilty Monday in connection with the theft of just under 2 million dollars from the Longaberger Company and its CEO.  52-year-old Douglas Thompson of Pataskala entered a guilty plea to one count of aggravated theft in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.  Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says his investigators discovered an extensive and complex fraud case composed by Thompson while he worked for Tami Longaberger and her home estate.  Lutz says Thompson stole the money over a period of six years.  Judge Mark Fleegle  ordered a pre-sentence investigation.