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Ex Melrose Water boss accused of stealing 200k-plus from company

Jeffrey Holliman mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Jeffrey Holliman mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A former manager at Melrose Water Supply, arrested last week on a charge of forgery, is back in jail again on an accusation that he stole more than $200,000 from his employers.

Jeffrey Douglass Holliman, 48, of Cushing, is charged with theft greater than $200,000, a first-degree felony.

Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Doug Richardson said an investigation from the sheriff's office and the Texas Rangers office revealed Holliman has been taking funds from the water supply over a period of months.

"He's just been nickel and dime-ing the funds," Richardson said.

Richardson said the investigation began following an outside audit of the company showed discrepancies in the fund.

Officials with the company contacted the sheriff's office and the investigation began.

The sheriff's office served the warrant to Holliman at a residence on FM 343 on Thursday afternoon.

Deputies arrested Holliman last week on a charge of forgery after the company's board members accused him of writing a check for $3,500 and forging the name of one of the board.

Richardson said Holliman also has a charge pending for criminal nonsupport of more than $100,000.

During arraignment Friday, Justice of the Peace Dorothy Tigner-Thompson denied bail until Holliman could appear before a district judge.

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