Former Heritage Cycles parts manager arrested for alleged theft from store


A former parts manager for Heritage Cycles in Oskaloosa County, Fla., has been charged with first degree grand larceny of more than $100,000.

James Quentin Paulsen, 31, was arrested Nov. 8, according to WMBB Panama City.

Investigators say Paulsen ordered “Super Tuners” for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, diverted them from the store inventory and hid them in a stockroom. Later he would remove the parts, valued at $459.95 apiece, without entering them into stock or paying for them.

Paulsen allegedly sold the Super Tuners on eBay for an average of $265.99 each.

Investigators estimate the total value of the theft from Heritage Cycles at $532,162.15, involving more than 1,100 stolen parts.

Posted by Holly Wagner