Lexington man wanted for stealing $41K from wrecked Brink’s truck

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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Davidson County Sheriff David Grice says a warrant has been taken out for the arrest of a Lexington man accused of stealing $41,000 last November when a Brink's armored car was involved in a crash that sent money into the roadway.

The two-vehicle wreck was reported shortly before 9:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 on U.S. Highway 52 near the crossing with Old U.S. Highway 52 in Davidson County.

As a result of the crash, authorities said money spilled onto the roadway.

The N.C. Highway Patrol, the agency that investigated the accident, reported the next morning that all of the spilled cash had been recovered.

However, an audit later uncovered that about $41,000 was missing from the truck, Brink's officials reported.

On Wednesday, Sheriff Grice announced a warrant was drawn Tuesday for the arrest of 37-year-old Thomas Eugene Strange, whose last known address was 272 Westgate Court.

The SBI has been assisting in the investigation, which Grice says is still ongoing.

Few other details about the accident have been released.

No other information was provided.

Anyone with information about Strange's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at (336) 242-2105.