A North Richland Hills man who worked as a ranch foreman has been accused of stealing 144 head of cattle valued at $98,000 from his boss and a neighboring rancher.
Jerry Dean Kulow, 56, has been charged in Wise County with felony theft of livestock and felony theft of livestock from the elderly, according to a news release from Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
Investigators reported that Kulow, foreman on a ranch near Boyd, was asked take cattle to livestock auctions many times, but Kulow did not always return the proceeds from the sales to his employer. Also, Kulow’s boss gave him $3,000 for materials to construct a new fence between his and a neighboring ranch, but Kulow never built the fence and the money hasn’t been recovered, the news release said.
In the case of the neighboring rancher, investigators found that some of the cattle Kulow sold at auction actually belonged to the neighbor, and other missing cattle belonging to the neighbor were found on two pieces of property in Wise County.
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Kulow surrendered to authorities May 4. He is free on bail.
The investigators were Special Ranger John Bradshaw assisted by Special Ranger Wayne Goodman and Texas Game Warden Chris Dowdy, the news release said.
Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752