Mistrial declared in Marshall County business theft case

Mistrial declared in Marshall County business theft case

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A mistrial has been declared in the theft case for a Marshall County businessman.

Kenny Ray Cook was charged with first-degree theft over allegations he stole thousands from his former business partner. The judge declared a mistrial Friday after the jury was hung.

Albertville police say Cook was a copartner in CVC Auto Sales. Police say the other owner contacted police after discovering a $5,000 check not accounted for in August 2013. The partner claims Cook pocketed the money from a customer's check rather than putting it into the business' account.

Police say they discovered other cases of missing money.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

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