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Hephzibah man charged with stealing TVs from work

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 2:51 PM
Last updated 8:21 PM
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A Hephzibah man has been charged with felony theft after admitting to stealing televisions from his workplace, authorities say.

Police said Michael Ber­nard Johnson, 40, of Roundup Drive, was caught on video stealing four 39-inch flat-screen TVs, a rug and four packs of curtains from Roses, 1631 Gordon Highway, where he has been employed for three years.

Management notified police Wednesday after the items were reported missing from a storeroom. According to an incident report, surveillance video showed Johnson pushing the items in a cart to the parking lot, where an unknown person loaded them into a car and drove away.

The store has reported the theft of 35 TVs since the beginning of the year. Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew said Johnson has been linked to the theft of 16 39-inch flat-screen TVs along with the rug and packs of curtains from Feb. 19-27. The items were valued at $4,630.

Chew said Johnson admitted to stealing the televisions and selling them to a man known as “Red.”

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soapy_725 03/01/13 - 08:16 am
Rent to Own has become

Steal and Sell. Another case of misunderstanding. This fine Obama supporter was simply trying to redistribute the wealth. How else can Obama Fans see Obama in all of his glory without a big screen 1080p television. Michael simply used the government's logic for cell phones. Big Brother provided big screen tv's on every corner and in every location where his fans "habitated". Hail BB. Hail BB.

nocnoc 03/01/13 - 08:44 am
Thanks Info AC

When we drove by Roses towards Bi-lo the other day.
We were wondering what was going on there with at least 3 RCSO cars out front by the door.

iDontLikeAnything 03/01/13 - 12:12 pm
Stupidity is becoming too

Stupidity is becoming too common.

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