Milton police responded to the store manager’s call on July 9 about the three employees being detained for shoplifting.
The loss prevention officer was allegedly spotted shoplifting a laptop, an iPad, two cellphones, video games and other products worth approximately $3,500.
Another employee was spotted on video taking a laptop and two webcams worth just under $1,000. A third employee took in an even bigger haul, allegedly shoplifting items that included an iPad, a laptop, a flat panel TV, two cellphones, a PlayStation Portable game, all worth more than $5,300.
Milton police reported that two of the suspects provided signed, written statements about their involvement in shoplifting. The loss prevention officer allegedly was paid off by the other suspect to avoid getting in trouble. He would give the second suspect stolen items to be sold for cash.
All three suspects were charged with felony shoplifting on July 10, and were released from Fulton County Jail on July 11 on $5,000 bond:
•Derrick L. Gibson, 39, of Alpharetta
•Neil Chopra, 31, of Roswell
•Randell Eugene Manns, 48, of Johns Creek
Myrtle Beach SC Feb 10 2012 Police charged a Georgia man with shoplifting after officers said he tried to steal $123 worth of items from Kmart after losing his money while gambling on a casino boat, according to a police report.
Donald Wayne Sullivan, 40, of Alpharetta, Ga., was charged with shoplifting after officers were called at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to the store located at 1403 N. Kings Highway, police said.
A loss prevention employee told police that he watched Sullivan via security cameras try to steal six sets of headphones, two energy drinks, a package of smokeless tobacco, a package of Milk Duds candy and an orange soda, according to the report. The employee said Sullivan concealed the items in his jacket and pants pockets and tried to walk out of the store without paying for them.
A security officer stopped Sullivan and he turned over the items in the security office, according to the report. When police arrived, Sullivan told officers he had been gambling on a casino boat and lost about $1,600. Sullivan told police he was going to pawn the stolen items to get money so he could go home.