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Food contractor charged with embezzlement

By By Steve Gillespie / staff writer
April 18, 2002
A contract employee of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department has been charged with embezzlement.
Roger L. Gully, local manager of ABL Management Inc., a company based in Baton Rouge, La., that provides food services for the Lauderdale County Detention Center, was arrested Wednesday and is out of jail on $5,000 bond.
Sheriff Billy Sollie said a joint investigation by the department and ABL's regional manager, Randy Lee, led to the arrest.
Sollie said Gully was formally charged with embezzlement of food services supplies from ABL and has been released from his employment.
Sollie said Gully is accused of stealing food products and inappropriately using equipment owned by ABL over a period of time that may have ranged from a month to more than a year.