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St. Louis County Man Indicted On Embezzlement Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – DEMETRIUS NEAL of St Louis County was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of unauthorized use of an access device.

According to the indictment, Neal embezzled more than $30,000 from a CVS store in Maplewood, Missouri, at which he was employed in 2013 and 2014.  Neal submitted phony returns in the store’s terminals and either took cash or directed credits to credit card and bank accounts he controlled.  An internal investigation revealed the loss.

If convicted, this charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentence, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

The case was investigated by the CVS loss prevention department in cooperation with the Maplewood Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.        

Updated March 19, 2015