Grain Theft Reward Program
KGFA will pay up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for the theft of commodities from a member’s facility.
Background: The Reward Program has been in existence since 1983, and two awards have been given out since then. In 1983, KGFA rewarded Marvin Wentz of Atchison County Coop with $1,000 for his efforts in helping police capture four men responsible for the Memorial Day grain theft from the river terminal there. In 1996, KGFA rewarded Steven Kuplen, a customer of KAMO Grain in Pittsburg, with $250 for his help in the conviction of an individual who stole over $4,000 worth of soybeans from the KAMO elevator.
The award started at an up to $1,000 amount. In 2008, the Board of Directors decided to increase it to up to $10,000 to help discourage grain thefts from elevators due to the dramatic rise in grain prices.
- Encourage community interest in and concern for an elevator’s operating procedure so that criminal activity is more readily noticed and reported.
- Enhance employee allegiance to their workplace and therein their concern for its well being.
- Encourage persons knowledgeable of contemplated grain thievery to come forward with information.
- Discourage the contemplation of grain theft by displaying the offer of a $1,000 reward at all member facilities.
Reward Club Members: KGFA is proud of its Reward Club Members that sponsor this program. Each club member agrees to sponsor $100 of all future rewards given (not to exceed $500 in one year). As a special bonus to our Reward Club Members, those facilities will be eligivle to receive the new award amount of up to $10,000 if the theft happens at their location. All other KGFA members’ facilities are still able to reveive the award, but only up to the current $1,000 amount.
If you have any questions about the program or are intersted in becoming a Reward Club member, please contact Shahira Stafford at (785) 234-0461 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The above poster is also available for your facility upon request.
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