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Police: Lapeer SERVPRO employees arrested, charged with burglary in Houston

Two Lapeer SERVPRO employees were arrested and charged with burglary of habitation, according to the Houston Police Department. (Photo Credit: City of Houston Police Department) 

HOUSTON, TX. --Two Lapeer SERVPRO employees were arrested and charged with burglary of habitation, according to the Houston Police Department.

SERVPRO Corporate Communications Specialist Kim Brooks confirmed that 23- year-old Brandon Bonesteel and 22-year-old Richard Edwards, both of Lapeer, were employed at the Lapeer SERVPRO franchise.

Police say Bonesteel and Edwards were caught on a homeowner’s surveillance camera going through personal belongings in a bedroom

Both men were hired to help a homeowner in Houston, Texas following the recent flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey.

Both men are being held on $40,000 bonds and will be back in court on September 8.

SERVPRO Corporate Communications Specialist Kim Brooks released this statement about the incident:

"We are very troubled by the allegation involving the employees of a SERVPRO Franchise operator. We in no way condone these actions, which run contrary to SERVPRO’s values and culture. It is our understanding the franchise operator has terminated the employment of these individuals. We will continue to investigate and follow the situation and take any other action deemed necessary or appropriate to help ensure this will not occur again in the future. The SERVPRO franchise system looks forward to continuing to assist the residents of the State of Texas in their time of need."


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