Brownstown man faces 101 counts of theft, fraud

A Brownstown man faces preliminary charges of 101 counts each of fraud and theft after an investigation into more than $28,000 in missing merchandise and money from a convenience store in Seymour, police report.

On Dec. 6, 2022, patrol officers with the Seymour Police Department responded to a report of internal theft at the Speedway store at 1530 E. Tipton St., according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster.

Initially, reports showed a little more than $16,000 in cash and merchandise had gone missing since November 2022 from the store, Foster said.

An internal audit by Speedway corporate headquarters later revealed more than $28,000 had been taken by a former employee, 25-year-old Quincy Tyler Browning, police said.

Investigators conducted an interview with Browning on Jan. 3, where he admitted to taking the cash and refunding merchandise that was allegedly sold and refunded himself the money, Foster said.

Browning did minimize his involvement in the thefts during the interview, Foster said.

All 101 counts of fraud and 101 counts of theft are classified as Level 6 felonies.

Browning was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 12:43 p.m. Jan. 17. He posted a $1,500 bond on Thursday and was released.