Teen accused of stealing from blind Augusta Tech cashier

Dave Singleton

An Augusta teenager faces a felony charge after deputies say he cheated a blind cashier out of money.

A security officer at Augusta Technical College told a deputy that he witnessed the suspect, Dave Singleton, ask a blind cashier at the school for change for a $20 bill. The cashier gave him change, but Singleton, 17, of the 2400 block of Bristol Place Court, had only given  a $5 bill, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.

A felony warrant for violation of a Georgia law that protects the elderly and disabled was issued for Singleton's arrest, along with a charge of theft by deception. He was issued a $1,300 bond on the theft charge. No bond had been set on the felony violation of the law protecting the disabled.