Red Cross volunteer accused of stealing more than 117K from organization

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 7:07pm

A Red Cross volunteer was arrested for theft Tuesday for crimes that took place between January and September 2012.

On September 12, Killeen officers were notified of a theft that occurred involving a man who volunteers with the Killeen/Fort Hood American Red Cross located at 208 W. Avenue. The area manager noticed some questionable entries regarding a disaster response in August by the volunteer. The manager began reviewing the records and found that the location and clients were fictitious. The manager began investigating other claims and found numerous other fictitious claims for more than $20,000.

Detectives began an investigation into this case and found that the volunteer had made 84 fictitious claims between January and September 2012. They were told that the man had been volunteering with the American Red Cross for more than seven years and he was very familiar with the process of making claims. Each claim was between $1,000 and $2,000 each, totaling more than $117,000. The volunteer would keep the debit card that was issued for the amount of the claim and withdraw the money for himself.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office today, October 9, 2012 and a complaint was returned charging 25 year old David Allen Gilg III with theft over $100,000 but under $200,000, a 2nd degree felony.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest and recommended a bond of $120,000. Detectives located Gilg in the 900 block of Leifester Circle where they placed him under arrest at 3:30pm; he was transported to the Killeen City Jail. He will remain in the Killeen City Jail until he is arraigned on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.


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