A former AT&T employee is accused of using company credit cards to pay for more than $38,000 worth of dinners, out-of-state trips and visits to Hooters, court records show.
Dantrell R. Wright, 32, of Edmond, was charged Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of felony embezzlement.
Wright, according to a court affidavit, used the credit cards to make 305 unauthorized purchases totaling $38,572 between Aug. 30 and Nov. 17.
He used a card 18 times totaling $1,208.34 at Hooters and charged $1,941.43 on a card during two trips to Houston, police reported. He charged $950 on a card at Mahogany Prime Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, and used a card to pay Hertz Rental Car $3,884.89, police said.
Other unauthorized charges Wright allegedly made included payments to Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. and charges to an insurance company totaling about $1,800, records show.
Wright was provided with corporate credit cards for business use only. His immediate supervisor reviewed the purchases and determined all were “for personal use,” a detective wrote in the affidavit.
Wright was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday and released on bail, a jail employee said.