DUNCAN — An arrest warrant was issued for a Duncan woman accused of using a gas card of a non-profit agency she had worked for.
The Stephens County District Court issued a felony arrest warrant Wednesday for Rylnea Maree Sanders, 32, for a count of embezzlement.
Duncan police began investigating Sanders after being contacted by Think Ability Inc. regarding a gas card that had been missing since December 2021. It was learned it had been used 45 times for a total of $2,804.59, the warrant affidavit states.
Think Ability Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that promotes independent living skills by providing community support for people with developmental disabilities by creating opportunities for success through its residential and vocational programs.
Security video at a convenience store where an attempt had been made to use the card revealed Sanders, a former Think Ability employee, as the person in question, Duncan Police Detective Christian Archer stated. The card was cancelled in June 2022 and Sanders had left the company on March 2, 2022, after working there four-and-a-half years, the affidavit states.
Sanders spoke with Archer in November 2023. She admitted to using the gas card after leaving the job “due to financial problems”, and that the card was helping with her commute to her new job in Chickasha, according to the affidavit. She said she’d planned on paying the company back but was concerned about repercussions from the law or the company, Archer stated.
A $25,000 cash warrant bond was issued upon Sanders’ arrest.