Former HP employee accused of misusing corporate credit cards

By Mark Bowder, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Warrant search

A Vancouver man was arrested Thursday for allegedly using corporate-issued credit cards to buy $150,000 in personal items, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Paul R. Fite, 52, was arrested after Vancouver Police Major Crimes detectives, with assistance from the Neighborhood Response Team, conducted a warrant search of his home at 8013 N.E. 163rd Ave., a VPD bulletin said.

The arrest resulted from an investigation by VPD Major Crimes detectives that began in June 2013 into a former Hewlett-Packard employee.

Based on evidence gathered in the search and information from the investigation, police took Fite into custody on suspicion of first-degree theft and trafficking stolen property. He was booked into the Clark County Jail.

A VPD statement said the investigation is continuing.