Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:
- Birmingham police are currently on the hunt for an Oneonta man who has been formally charged with first-degree theft for stealing almost $90,000 from his former employer. The man did not return to work after a September 2016 vacation, leading the company to fire him. After an audit of their books, they realized the suspect had used his position to create fake vendors and invoices that went to a personal checking account.
- Two eastern Birmingham residents have been charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, rendering false alarm and making terrorist threats after being connected to an explosives device found outside Magnolia Elementary School in Trussville. Though the device contained gun powder, the suspects did not place it close enough to cause danger to the teachers or students if it had detonated.
- A drug bust by Huntsville police resulted in more than $77,000 worth of cocaine, crack, ecstasy, molly, MDMA and marijuana being seized from the house of a 33-year-old woman. She faces two drug trafficking charges and two drug possession charges; police say they plan to make additional arrests.