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UPDATE: Second Arrest Made in "Light Bulb Scheme"

By: Daybreak/ Lauren Keeling/ Allison Rhea Email
By: Daybreak/ Lauren Keeling/ Allison Rhea Email

UPDATE: 2/3/10 6:46 a.m.

Another man is facing charges in connection with forty-thousand dollars worth of missing light bulbs.

Samuel Seckman of Meigs County was arrested just one day after maintenance supervisor, Chuck Moody, was taken into custody.

In September, authorities executed a search warrant at Seckman's properties and recovered 24-thousand dollars in cash.

Sheriff Larry Mincks says Seckman, through a company called Universal Products, sold the county 40 thousand dollars worth of light bulbs.

Officials say Moody bragged about receiving kickbacks from Seckman and of the 143 cases of light bulbs ordered, only thirty-eight were delivered.

Seckman is out on bond this morning

Moody was arrested Monday in Cross Lanes by the West Virginia State Police.

He was indicted by a grand jury last week and is scheduled to appear in court Friday for an extradition hearing.
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UPDATE: 02/02/10

A former maintenance supervisor is behind bars Tuesday and now another man has been arrested in connection with the so-called Washington County lightbulb scheme.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says Chuck Moody was arrested Monday night in Cross Lanes by West Virginia State Police Troopers.

In November 2009, authorities investigated Moody for the disappearance of $40,000 worth of light bulbs and cleaning supplies.

Officials issued a warrant for Moody's arrest after a grand jury indicted him on charges of Theft in Office, Bribery and Tampering With Records.

Sheriff Mincks says moody is scheduled to appear in court Friday for an extradition hearing.

Also arrested in connection to the case is Samuel Seckman of Meigs County.

Sheriff Mincks says in September, authorities executed a search warrant at Seckman's properties.

During that search, over $24,000 in cash was recovered from a safe located in Seckman's home.

Sheriff Mincks says Seckman, through a fake company called Universal Products, sold the county $40,000 worth of light bulbs.

A Deputy with the Sheriff's Office says Moody bragged about receiving kickbacks from "Sam, that light bulb guy," and of the 143 cases of light bulbs ordered, only 38 were delivered.

Seckman is in custody in Meigs County until he can be taken to the Washington County Jail.

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Former Washington County Maintenance Supervisor Chuck Moody is behind bars Monday night after being indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury last week.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks tells WTAP that Moody was arrested Monday night, around 8:00 p.m., in Cross Lanes by the West Virginia State Police.

A warrant was issued for Moody's arrest after his indictment last week on charges of theft in office, bribery and tampering with records.

Moody is being held at the South Central Regional Jail until he can be brought back to Washington County.

Moody had been investigated for the disappearance of $40,000 worth of light bulbs and cleaning supplies.


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