Huck’s employee arrested for internal theft

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department made an internal theft arrest today after taking a report at Huck’s Food & Fuel, 601 N. Main St.

Police were called to the report of an internal theft at 5 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a manager who made available a video allegedly showing Jacob J. Braunecker, 27, 811 Shelby St., Huntingburg, taking items from the store the previous night without paying for them.

Early today, police observed Braunecker driving into the Huck’s lot for work. Police say Braunecker was known to have a suspended license and a prior conviction for driving while suspended.

Police arrested Braunecker for the driving offense and transported him to the Huntingburg Police Station for an interview.

During the investigation, it was alleged Braunecker took money, two beers and two cans of chewing tobacco with a total loss to the business of approximately $43.

Authorities booked Braunecker into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:23 a.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of theft and driving while suspended (prior).

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