worker at a Houston metal recycler has been accused of stealing
about $200,000 from his employer.
Shabbir Hussain, an
employee at New Caney Recycling, has been charged with theft
and money laundering. Bail has been set at $600,000 but he
remains in the Montgomery County Jail.
The owners of the
recycling business contacted the Montgomery County Precinct 4
Constables Office after they discovered scale receipts
that indicated it had purchased more scrap than it had in its
footage at the company allegedly showed Hussain engaged in
unspecified practices that were not part of protocol, according
to Precinct 4s Facebook page, and an investigation
indicated that he allegedly used customers identification
numbers to create false tickets and then pocketed the
Hussain allegedly told
law enforcement officials that he spent some of the money, had
deposited some in numerous banks and transferred as much as
$100,000 to relatives in Pakistan.
The police said they
recovered $15,000 in electronics and jewelry from
Hussains home and expect to recover $30,000 from local
Neither the company
nor Hussain could be reached for comment.