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Gas station owner charged with embezzlement

Posted July 2, 2008 10:54 a.m. EDT
Updated July 2, 2008 11:38 a.m. EDT

— A gas station owner wanted for more than a month for allegedly embezzling nearly $300,000 surrendered to authorities Tuesday

Shakeel Sanullah Khan, 30, whose last known address was near Washington D.C., was arrested on charges of embezzlement and injury to property.

Authorities say Khan pocketed $289,000 after damaging computer equipment at the Raceway gas station off Interstate 95 in Roanoke Rapids. His corporate home office, Racetrack Petroleum, contacted local authorities when it could not track his sales.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Jeff Hinton said the money has not been returned.

Khan was out of jail Wednesday on a $100,000 bond and has a court date set for Aug. 27.

Khan's brother, Adeel Khan, 23, was arrested June 17 on the same charges. Police found $10,000 on him and an electronic money counter, Hinton said.

Halifax County District Attorney Bill Graham said Adeel Khan was in the process of moving out of his apartment when he was arrested.