(Stillwater, Okla.) — A former employee of the Rail Road Yard has been charged with using a company credit card to obtain $1,685 worth of goods and services for his personal use while he was working at the business on Highway 177 south of Stillwater.

An arrest warrant was issued Aug. 2 for Erick Dewayne Hall, 34, of Ripley, who was not yet in custody Thursday afternoon, a jail spokesman said.

If convicted of embezzlement between June 17 and July 18, Hall could be given a five-year prison term, a $5,000 fine and an order to pay restitution, according to the felony charge filed by First Assistant District Attorney Mike Kulling.

Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Doyle Carey wrote in an affidavit that he was sent to the Rail Road Yard at 8:30 a.m. on July 22 regarding an embezzlement investigation.

William “Scrub” Dollins told the deputy he found charges on a company credit card for personal use by Hall, who was terminated that day “for tardiness among some other reasons,” the affidavit alleged.

“Dollins told me Hall was issued a company credit card when he began his employment that was to be used for business purposes only.

“Dollins stated it was only after Hall’s termination that he found these charges,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

“Dollins gave me a copy of the credit card bill that showed a total of $1,685.77 in charges ranging from airline tickets, to two cell phone bills and a tab at Ell’s Martini Lounge for $323.50,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

“Dollins also gave me a copy of the credit card receipt from Ell’s with Hall’s signature,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

On July 30, Hall went to the Sheriff’s Office and told the deputy he made all of the charges on the credit card statement and all were for his own personal use, the affidavit alleged.

The following day, the deputy spoke again with Dollins, “who told me he still wished to file criminal charges against Hall,” Carey wrote in his affidavit.