Two store clerks charged with theft

Published 8:32 pm Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Two Badcock Home Furniture employees have been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from the business over the last two years.

The incident, reported around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, has been ongoing since December 2006, said Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

Angela Holloway, 36, of Luverne, and Craig Justin Bradley, 24, of Troy, have been charged with theft of property first degree in connection with the crime.

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The theft occurred when cash transactions were made, and false credit accounts were established under another name, said Troy Police Spokesman Sgt. Benny Scarbrough.

“The theft of money allegedly occurred as cash transactions were made, and fictitious credit accounts were established under another’s name to cover the money stolen,” Scarbrough said.

Bradley and Holloway were both arrested in the 3 p.m. hour Tuesday.

Scarbrough said the owner of the Troy business was cooperative and assisted with information that led to these arrests.

“The owner of this franchise cooperated with Troy Police to show how Holloway and Bradley were allegedly stealing money from his business, which led to their arrest,” Scarbrough said.

The two were taken into custody at the Troy City Jail and later transferred to the Pike County Jail. They are only charged with one count of theft, but as the investigation continues identity theft charges may be forthcoming, Everage said. The charge, as it stands, is a Class C felony, and if convicted, the two could face between one and 10 years in prison.