Police Blotter: Employee accused of embezzlement

  • Friday, December 13, 2013

Employee embezzlement

A 3V Chemical Co. supervisor reported employee theft Dec. 4. He said he found documentation showing the worker stole $8,000 by creating a fake company and a fake invoice and sent to the accounts payable department to be paid from a recruiting account.

The check he received was cashed at a Pawleys Island bank on Nov. 22.

The supervisor told a deputy he believes the worker is on drugs and has e-mail to support the claim.

The worker was fired and the case is still under investigation.

Shoplifters thwarted

Georgetown police were patrolling the Walmart parking lot Dec. 6 when they saw a Pontiac Grand Am with its doors and trunk open.

The officers were advised by a woman there were two men in the store shoplifting. The officers waited outside for about five minutes then saw the two men pushing out shopping carts full of merchandise which had not been purchased.

The two men - a 31-year-old and 21-year-old, both from Georgetown - were arrested. The older man was found was found with drug paraphernalia in his pocket.

The total value of the items they attempted to steal was $1,838.

Ex takes the shrimp

A man from Warbler Street said his ex-girlfriend used a key she has to his home to get inside the house Dec. 6. Once inside the 43-year-old woman allegedly about 50 pounds of shrimp.

He said he was told by a mutual friend that his ex had said she was going to take the shrimp.

Wrecker used to steal HVAC

A woman from Bayview Drive reported seeing a wrecker in her neighbor’s yard at about 2 a.m. Dec. 4 and later that day it was discovered the heating and air conditioning unit had been taken.

The woman called police when she saw two men in blue work uniforms around the residence.

The owner of the house who lives in Florence said another HVAC unit was stolen from the house in the same manner two years ago.

Disorderly at CBHS

A 16-year-old Carvers Bay High student was arrested Dec. 2 for causing a disturbance on campus.

The teen was reportedly shouting profanity in the hallway. He was close to the office of the resource officer so it was easy for the officer to hear what was happening.

When the deputy walked into the hallway the teen said “yea, I was the one that said it,” the report states.

When the deputy told the student he could not cuss at the school, the teen got irate and walked towards the deputy in an aggressive manner.

“Y’all better call my daddy to come down here,” the student allegedly said.

He also told the deputy “I ain’t scared of you.”

The student was handcuffed, charge and later was released to his mother.

Telephone scam

A Belle isle man said he received a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft. He said the caller said he called to help with a computer problem the man had been having. The calller walked the victim through several steps and claimed the computer was fixed. The next day the man received a call from his bank informing him someone had tried several times to hack into his account.

The man closed the account before any money could be taken.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted. Compiled by Scott Harper.

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