Couple accused of stealing from former employer facing charges

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The following news release was sent by the Prescott Police Dept.:

PRESCOTT - On September 11, 2008 at approximately 7:15 a.m., Prescott Police arrested Gary Goodloe, age 44, and his wife Bridget Goodloe, age 48.The Goodloe's were taken into custody after a search warrant was served on their north side Prescott home.

The Goodloe's are former employees of Fork in the Road Incorporated, a company which owns Murphy's Restaurant, The Office and The Grill.Gary Goodloe was the Manager and his wife was the bookkeeper until last year, when it was believed they were stealing from the company.

A year long investigation revealed that The Goodloe's had committed theft and fraud against the company for more than five years.The total amount of the thefts is unknown; however, it is believed to be more than $145,000.00.

The Goodloe's were also found to be in possession of narcotics at the time of their arrests.

Gary and Bridget Goodloe were each charged with five felony counts of Fraud, one count of Theft over $25,000.00, one count of Money Laundering, one count of Possession of Narcotics for Sale and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Gary and Bridget Goodloe were booked into Yavapai County Jail.