Hooters trips are among purchases ex-AT&T worker is accused of making

Dantrell R. Wright, 32, of Oklahoma City, is accused of embezzlement. Court records show he used company credit cards to make more than $38,000 worth of unauthorized purchases for personal use.
by Tim Willert Modified: May 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm •  Published: May 2, 2013
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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.


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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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