Ephrata Police recently charged Jesse A. Andrew, 23, of Denver, with Theft. In December of 2017, an automotive maintenance business in 100 Block of Garden Spot Road, Ephrata Township, reported that approximately $19,000 worth of automotive parts, specifically bronze castor shims, were missing from their inventory. Management suspected one of their employees was likely the culprit, but they were not sure which employee. To narrow the focus of the investigation and eliminate employees who were unlikely the suspect, Ephrata detectives used tactics including a statement analysis questionnaire, polygraph tests and one on one interviews. At the conclusion of the investigation Andrew admitted to stealing the parts and periodically having an unknowing relative sell the parts at a local recycle company. Andrew is presumed innocent.