ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)—A plating company employee with a gambling habit stole some $450,000 worth of his employer’s silver - bit by bit over several years, police said. Jadyn Earl John Sessing, 31, of Farmington, is charged with seven counts of felony theft in Ramsey County District Court.
Authorities say Sessing, an assistant day manager at Cooperative Plating, took small bits of nearly pure silver starting in 2004. Cooperative Plating noticed the missing material immediately but attributed it to equipment problems and, later, a painting crew. Later, his thefts became bigger, police said.
Sessing is accused of selling the silver to support a gambling habit. His attorney acknowledged his client has a gambling problem.
Sessing “has confessed and taken steps, I’m proud to say, to recover from his addiction. ... He’s a married man with two children who had a good job. Only an addiction makes this understandable,” his attorney said.
When we read this we must feel sorry for this man because this is a disease he is suffering from… I wonder how long before this will be brought up in court.