Man charged with submitting more than one million dollars in fraudulent invoices to Midland County


MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- A Midland man and woman have been arrested and charged in a fraud case involving Midland County.

John Warren and Cynthia Warren were arrested Monday in Lowndes County, Georgia. 

John Warren has been charged with Theft of more than $300,000 and Engaging in Criminal Activity, both first-degree felonies. 

Cynthia Warren has also been charged with Engaging in Criminal Activity. 

A months long investigation into the Warrens began in September of last year when the Midland County Auditor’s office reported a possible theft by employees of Vector Fleet Management, according to the Midland County Sheriff’s Office. 

During the investigation, investigators found that John Warren of Vector Fleet Management had submitted fraudulent invoices to Midland County in the amount of $1,003,776.66. 

Vector Fleet management later told investigators that John Warren had charged $1,319,588.88 to false companies on the company credit card. 

Investigators say that Justin Warren participated in helping John Warren commit the offense of theft and that Cynthia and Justin Warren enjoyed the profits of the thefts. 

Through the investigation, about 50 vehicles and other equipment were seized in Lowndes County, Georgia. About 24 vehicles and other equipment were seized in Odessa. 

There is no word on what, if any, charges Justin Warren might face. 

The investigation is on-going. 

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