Jeffersonville Man Arrested for Theft of Approximately $216,025.00 Print
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 00:00

In the afternoon hours of June 22, 2011, Detective David Makowsky from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg arrested Lemuel W. Travillian, 58, from Walnut Street in Jeffersonville, IN, on the charge of Theft, C Felony.

The arrest was the result of an investigation that began back in April of this year when the Chief Executive Officer from a local business met with Detective Makowsky to discuss an alleged theft from the business he is in charge of. The Chief Executive Officer stated that his business had an accounting firm in the City of Jeffersonville that handled the payroll and tax issues at his company. The accounting firm would contact the company telling them how much the company owed in payroll and taxes and the company would then write a check to the accounting firm whom in turn was to pay the employees payroll checks and pay the taxes.

Earlier this year, the company was contacted by the Internal Revenue Service inquiring on tax revenues. This inquiry by the I.R.S. sparked an investigation. When Detective Makowsky completed the investigation it was discovered the accounting firm was receiving monies to pay the taxes for its client but was allegedly failing to do so resulting in the arrest of Lemuel W. Travillian.

Lemuel W. Travillian was incarcerated in the Clark County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.

The arrest does not mean Travillian is guilty of this crime. He is innocent until proven guilty. Information from this story was provided by the Indiana State Police.


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