Former Bridgeport Energy Company Employee Accused of Stealing Money From Customers

A woman who worked for an energy company in Bridgeport is accused of stealing money from customers and has been arrested.

Daneeka N. Thompson, 37, of Bridgeport, allegedly stole thousands of dollars from customers who had prepaid for heating fuel, according to the Chief State's Attorney.

Thompson was arrested Monday by the Office of the Chief State's Attorney on a warrant charging her with larceny in the first degree and computer crime in the first degree.

An arrest warrant affidavit said Thompson is accused of stealing more than $35,000 from customers of Santa Energy Corp., where she worked.

She then wrote and cashed checks drawn on funds from the customers who had locked in prices and prepaid for fuel to protect themselves from price spikes during the heating season, the warrant said.

The company has made good on the customers' losses, the warrant adds.

Thompson was released on $35,000 bond and will be arraigned in court in Bridgeport on June 26.

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