Salesman accused of stealing from Knox County tire business

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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - The owner of a Knox County tire store says he's in shock after police say an employee is behind thefts that cost the business nearly $200,000.

Barbourville Police arrested 47-year-old Michael Jones, and charged him with dozens of counts of theft, and falsifying business records.

Police say Jones worked as a salesman for Bingham Tire.

They say he delivered merchandise to people who didn't pay for it, but billed the charges to clients, who didn't receive anything.

The owner of the business says he called police after noticing a loss in inventory.

He's now trying to figure out which customers are victims.

"That's really what we're concerned about is getting them taken care of, because some are really old, 40 year customers," owner Brent Bingham said.

Barbourville Police say they're still investigating to see if anyone else was involved in this theft case.

Jail records show Jones posted bond, and is out of jail.

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