Man charged with shoplifting at Best Buy

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:30 PM
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John McCarthy

A North Augusta man has been charged with shoplifting after police said he took merchandise he said he thought had already been paid for by his boss.

According to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report, John William McCarthy spoke with a Best Buy employee at the store about buying a laptop. The employee told police McCarthy said he was going to call his boss before making a decision.

McCarthy, 29, then told the store worker his boss would transfer money into McCarthy’s personal account so he could buy two laptops and other items, the report stated.

While assisting another customer, the employee saw McCarthy leave with the items, according to the report.

Loss prevention employees stopped McCarthy outside the store and seized two HP laptops, a laptop bag and computer software.

McCarthy told police he left with the items because he thought his boss had wired the money directly to the store. He said he did not attempt to verify the purchase with the store worker before leaving.

McCarthy was booked into the Richmond County jail.

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cheeringonthedawgs
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cheeringonthedawgs 03/12/13 - 01:32 pm
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Is this the same as the check

Is this the same as the check is in the mail?

soitgoes
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soitgoes 03/12/13 - 02:52 pm
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treat him the same as the lawyer

who was in possession of the diamond engagement ring she "never meant to steal"...

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 03/12/13 - 05:17 pm
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Apples and oranges, soitgoes.
Unpublished

Apples and oranges, soitgoes.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/12/13 - 06:05 pm
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You at least have to give him

You at least have to give him some points for creativity.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/12/13 - 08:53 pm
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DIXIEMAN HAS 2,989,776 POINTS

Now he needs to ask his boss to wire his bail money to the jail.
Uh-huh.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/12/13 - 10:24 pm
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OMG!!! It's Steve Perry from

OMG!!! It's Steve Perry from Journey!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/13/13 - 06:34 am
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Oh what the heck

Has a reporter, or the RCSO called his "boss"?

Well some one had to ask it?

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DIXIEMAN HAS 2,989,776 POINTS
Plus the 1,000 points we loaned him.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/13/13 - 07:53 am
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Purchase

When they do a universal background check on this man, will he be eligible to purchase a firearm?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/13/13 - 08:00 am
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nnnaahhh

Not smart...

Darby
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Darby 03/13/13 - 03:00 pm
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Is that off the shoulder look....

now the "in" thing for men?

Jake
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Jake 03/13/13 - 04:24 pm
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Instead of laptops.....

.....he should be stealing shirts. The one he has on looks like a mattress cover.

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