Crime beat

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Missing money
A Ladson woman reported that she and her husband had recently contacted their bank to check their account balance and discovered a substantial amount of money missing from the account. They contacted a bank representative, who told them  $655 had been paid to something called Newegg.com for the purchase of electronics. She said she then contacted that company and told a representative that she nor her husband had authorized anyone to use their account for any reason. She said she then asked the representative for information on whoever the buyer was but was told the company does not provide that information.

More missing money
The manager of a Waffle House on Dorchester Road reported that he has discovered that one of the employees has been helping himself to cash from the business for about six months. Officers spoke to the employee and gave him his Miranda warnings. The employee said he would make a statement. As it turns out, the employee stated that one of his jobs was to check in the produce truck when it made deliveries. He would then add to the amount owed and pocket the extra money.
All told, the business has accounted for $2,300 the employee took. The case is under investigation.

Missing mini-van
A Goose Creek man reported that he paid an individual he knew only by the street name “Boo Boo” to wash his vehicle, a Chrysler mini-van. He said he let Boo Boo take the van to a nearby gas station to get some soap to wash the vehicle, and never heard from him again. Awhile later, he received a call that his van was found in a ditch on I-95, sans Boo Boo.

Missing motorcycle
A Summerville man reported that he went into his garage one morning to discover that his motorcycle, which he had bought less than a week prior, was missing. The garage door was still down and the keys to the motorcycle still inside his residence, but someone had kicked in the rear exterior door.
The man said he had sold another motorcycle the day before to a white male, who is the only person who actually would have been able to see both motorcycles. The complainant said he didn’t have an address, only a name and number for the man. He also said he would prosecute if a suspect was arrested.
Officers were able to lift latent fingerprints from the scene.

Missing jewelry
A Summerville woman reported that her daughter has recently moved back in with her and had workmen from Knology in the house setting up cable and phone service for her. The complainant said the workmen could not get the wiring installed correctly.
At some point, the woman said her daughter noticed some of her jewelry missing; the complainant then checked and found that some of hers was missing as well.
All told, the missing items are valued at $4,200.

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