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Randy Thompson, a 29-year-old York City man, was arrested Thursday on charges of forgery and theft.

Thompson, who lives in the 100 block of East Springettsbury Avenue, allegedly manipulated and forged purchase policies of a company on Louise Drive in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, to unlawfully buy equipment from Dell, according to a news release.

Employees at the company reported in August that they had found they owed Dell about $47,000; police say a subsequent investigation revealed that Thompson had been committing forgery and theft from September 2014 until July of this year.

Thompson is charged with theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, forgery, tampering with records and deceptive or fraudulent business practices.

After the company gave police information to warrant charges, Upper Allen Township Police, along with York City Police and Springettsbury Township Police, arrested Thompson.

Thompson is also awaiting a formal arraignment on earlier charges of theft by deception/false impression and writing bad checks.

He was detained briefly at Cumberland County Prison and is now out on bail of $3,000.

— Reach Julia Scheib at jscheib@yorkdispatch.com.

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