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Killeen man accused of stealing over $2 million from employer

Hubert Norman Kott Hubert Norman Kott
KILLEEN, TX (KXXV) - Killeen police say the book keeper at 195 Lumber yard embezzled $2.2 million dollars.

Police arrested 66 year old Hubert Norman Kott Tuesday and charged him with theft of more than $200,000. According to an arrest affidavit he stole $2.2 million dollars while working as the chief financial officer for 195 Lumber. Kott was an employee there for 19 years.

Police say he would embezzle money coming in and would not charge accounts from businesses he owns.

"It's over two million dollars and we're still investigating. So there very well could be more," KPD spokesperson Carroll Smith said.

Smith says this all came after an accountant was hired when Kott was about to retire. That woman then noticed something when looking at the books.

 "It was something in her paperwork that she was doing and then to match it up with other files and what not when she started doing that something didn't make sense to her and tried to find out what was wrong. And that's when all of this came out," Smith said.

The arrest affidavit also says when Kott was confronted by an accountant he told her she was looking into things too much. Police also say Kott asked the software company which manages the Lumber Yard's account to delete years of files. That software company, though, thought something was wrong and kept the files anyway.

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