Hanover, VA – On Friday, February 23, 2018, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested three individuals in connection to an embezzlement that occurred at a local distribution center. Investigators have arrested Agbokou Mike Gogo, 29, of the City of Richmond; Bruce Allen Jordan, 61, of the City of Richmond; and Sylvester Lee Easter, 40 of Henrico County. Gogo and Easter have both been charged with one felony count of embezzlement. Jordan has been charged with one felony count of conspiracy to commit embezzlement.
Previously, a local distribution center had reported large quantities of merchandise stolen over an extended period of time. After an extensive investigation, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigators determined several individuals were working together to embezzle property. The suspects relocated the stolen merchandise to various self-storage locations in the Richmond area. Hundreds of items have been recovered and returned to the distribution center.
Photographs of the suspects are attached on the next page.
“I am extremely proud of the teamwork displayed by the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office. Their thoroughness and tenacity led to a swift resolution in this case. I would also like to thank our partners in the business community, the Henrico County Division of Police, and the Richmond Police Department,” said Colonel David R. Hines, sheriff.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.