Man found guilty in connection to theft of over $170K from a Cordele business

Photo of Carl Morey.
Photo of Carl Morey.(Cordele Judicial Court)
Published: Aug. 18, 2023 at 12:27 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2023 at 9:05 PM EDT
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CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - A Leesburg man has been found guilty of theft from a Cordele business, according to a release from Crisp County District Attorney Brad Rigby.

On Thursday, August 17, 2023, a Crisp County jury found Carl Neil Morey, 51, guilty of theft by taking in an amount of over $25,000 in a Crisp County Superior Court.

Morey, operated as a subcontractor with his company, Morey Construction Services, for Cordele-based Cordele Metal Works, a subsidiary of Cook Industrial Electric.

According to the report, along with a co-defendant who was a full-time employee of Cordele Metal Works, Morey stole over $170,000 from Cordele Metal Works between May 2018 and May 2020.

The co-defendant will face the same charge and was accused as a party to the crime, however, the trial for the suspect has been continued until Nov. 2023.

Correction: A previous report incorrectly stated Morey stole $250,000 from a Cordele business. A release from the district attorney’s office confirms that he and a co-defendant stole $170,000 from the business.