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Ex-Richmond County Commissioner sentenced for shoplifting from pharmacy

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:30 PM
Last updated Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:07 AM
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A former Richmond County Commission member has been sentenced to nearly three weeks in jail after shoplifting makeup and medicine from a pharmacy on Christmas Eve.

Bill Hiers  Columbia County Jail photo/ 6-16-2014
Columbia County Jail photo/ 6-16-2014
Bill Hiers


Paul William “Bill” Hiers, 69, was sentenced Monday, June 2, to 20 days in the Columbia County jail.

CVS employees at 3527 Old Petersburg Road witnessed Hiers putting CoverGirl makeup and a bottle of Aleve into his pants pockets before trying to leave the store, according to an incident report.

Hiers later told police he didn’t want to stand in the long line so he decided not to pay. A woman with Hiers told police she handed him the items but was not aware he intended to steal the merchandise.

Hiers spent several hours in jail that day.

He served on the pre-consolidation Richmond County Commission from 1979-82 and was chairman in 1980.

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AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/17/14 - 02:52 pm
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What makes people do stupid things

I'll bet this guy had money in his pocket to pay for everything he was stealing. This is not the first time, maybe first time caught.
Must get some-kind-of-thrill. No probation?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/17/14 - 03:04 pm
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The problem with Politicians

Once they leave office they still think they can do as they please and their time is more important than the Peons around them.

Pops
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Pops 06/17/14 - 03:22 pm
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No......

Bill Hiers did not have the money in his pocket to pay for the stuff he shoplifted......he has escaped jail time these last twenty or so years ratting out drug suppliers he dealt with.....I am surprised he has made it all these years without being found face down in the Augusta Canal......

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/17/14 - 05:52 pm
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An "honest"
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present day or past gubmint employee or politician does not exist. Never has, never will. A prime example: senator and president obama.

my.voice
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my.voice 06/17/14 - 06:50 pm
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What a loser. Make an example

What a loser. Make an example of him. Three weeks is a waste of taxpayers money, drop him in for a year for every dollar he took.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 06/17/14 - 08:44 pm
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Hiers

poor excuse is better than none and I can't phantom someone being that ignorant and having held a government office at one time. Sad!

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Barry Paschal 06/17/14 - 09:09 pm
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Phantom?

Do you mean you "can't fathom"?

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 06/17/14 - 09:33 pm
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Barry!!! OH OH

I BLEW it!!! Thanks for coming to my rescue - don't know where my mind was when I used the wrong word. THANK YOU!!! Glad you set me straight!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 06/18/14 - 04:47 am
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@TrulyWorried We "mean what

@TrulyWorried

We "mean what you know!"
It happens to the best of us.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/18/14 - 05:59 am
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Making Butler High School 50 year alumni proud. Go Bill!!!!!
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Making Butler High School 50 year alumni proud. Go Bill!!!!!

Pond Life
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Pond Life 06/18/14 - 06:39 am
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TrulyWorried....It's ok. For
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TrulyWorried....It's ok. For all intensive purposes, we understood what you meant.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/18/14 - 09:19 am
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Pond Life, are you pulling

Pond Life, are you pulling our legs? I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean "For all intents and purposes" and/or are you illustrating how easy it is to mix up words?

myfather15
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myfather15 06/18/14 - 09:44 am
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Trulyworried

Like I've said before, I type very fast and sometimes the words don't come out as I want them too. On official documents and reports, I always proof read them two or three times, to make sure they are right. Commenting on a media website, I'm not taking the time to proof read my comments. I assume people will also know what I mean!!

Lkie I siad bfeore I tinhk ploepe can userdtnad waht I'm syanig!! Yuo dnot eevn hvae to splel the wrods rghit!!

Darby
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Darby 06/18/14 - 09:49 am
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"TrulyWorried....It's ok. For all intensive purposes,

we understood what you meant."

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"Intensive" purposes... nice turn of the phrase, Pond. And almost subliminal.

Good job!

grinder48
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grinder48 06/18/14 - 01:45 pm
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Hot Dog
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This guy has always been a slick hot dog ... sleezy ...

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