ST. GEORGE — A Washington City man was booked into jail for investigation of a dozen felony charges after he allegedly transported his employer's vehicles from Las Vegas and sold them to car dealerships in St. George.
Jacob Brann, 42, was arrested and booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility Thursday morning and charged with 12 second-degree felony counts of theft by receiving stolen property.
St. George Police officers were dispatched Wednesday to a business on a possession of a stolen vehicle report and told that Brann was transporting vehicles owned by his employer, an auto group based in Las Vegas, and selling them without the company’s knowledge or authorization.
During his employment with the auto group, Brann was tasked with handling the sale of used vehicles to a wholesale business based in the Las Vegas area, according to the probable cause statement filed in support of his arrest.
Brann’s employer began an internal investigation after realizing there were numerous cars missing and unaccounted for. It was soon discovered he had altered records to hide the fact he was taking the vehicles and selling them.