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Sub-Contractor Charged with Stealing Equipment and Selling on Ebay

Worcester, MA (November 30, 2017) - On October 18, 2017, Worcester Police responded to 100 Research Drive, AbbVie Bioresearch Center, for a reported internal theft of industrial equipment. The officers met with an employee that informed them that two pieces of equipment worth approximately $4,800 was missing. The employee decided to search Ebay and discovered the two missing items for sale. Pictures of the equipment on Ebay displayed the serial numbers which were cross referenced with the items missing from the company. The serial numbers matched with the records that the company had on file.

WPD detectives began an investigation into this matter. Investigators were provided copies of the original purchase of the missing equipment which included serial numbers. Investigators were told that a sub-contractor had taken another piece of equipment without permission that was valued at $1,100 and supposedly used it for personal use. That particular piece of equipment was never returned and subsequently located on Ebay under the same Ebay profile name that the original missing equipment was listed under.

Detectives were able to identify the sub-contractor as Darrell Gallivan, 41-years-old of 9 Brookside Avenue. Detectives discovered that Mr. Gallivan had an outstanding arrest warrant in effect for Larceny over the Value of $250.00.

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 detectives went to Mr. Gallivan’s home and placed him under arrest. A search of Mr. Gallivan produced a sandwich bag that contained a spoon, a hypodermic syringe, and two small baggies that contained heroin.

Mr. Gallivan was additionally charged with 2 counts of Larceny in a Building and Possession of Class A Substance.

Mr. Gallivan will be arraigned today at the Worcester County District Courthouse.

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