Former Lowes Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement Charge

Beverly Cantrell - September 28, 2021 10:20 am

NEWKIRK – District Court

Former Lowe’s manager Daryl Lee Ramer, 41, has entered a no-contest plea to a felony count of embezzlement.

Ramer was charged on Dec. 31, 2019, after a report of embezzlement by an employee.

Ponca City police Cpl. Trey Thompson responded to the report on September 30, 2019, and made contact with Brian Swon, Lowe’s Regional Loss Prevention Investigator. Swon reportedly told Thompson that he watched a video of Ramer, who at the time was employed as tool manager, loading a cart full of tools. He reportedly took the tools to a mill working area and packed them in totes. The video showed Ramer placing the totes outside an employee entrance on the south side of the building. After the store closed, Ramer reportedly drove a Jeep to the totes, placed them in the vehicle and left.  The report in the affidavit said that Ramer was caught on video stealing tools. There were reportedly several videos of this type of activity dated from June 11, 2019, until Sept. 24, 2019.

Judge David Bandy issued a seven-year deferred sentence to Ramer. He must also be under the district attorney’s supervision for 18 months, write an apology letter and pay fines. A restitution hearing is set for Nov. 16.


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