Suspect arrested in connection with gift card theft

Published 3:00 am Saturday, August 5, 2017

A man was arrested Thursday in connection with a scheme to steal 16 $500 gift cards from a local store in May.

Tray Camphor, 23, of Atlanta was arrested in the Atlanta area Thursday on a charge of first-degree theft of property stemming from the incident.

Camphor is the fourth arrest to be made in the case, following the arrests of Darren Pass 20, of Troy; Quentinn Bessent, 30, of Troy; and Eric Cullings, 22.

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Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said Bessent and Pass were employees at the store and participated in helping a group of people including Camphor and Cullings steal the gift cards.

Barr indicated that there could still be more arrests to come as other members of the group that have not yet been arrested have been identified.

Each individual was arrested on one charge of first-degree theft of property, which is handed down any time more than $2,500 worth of property is stolen.

Although Bessent and Pass did not receive that amount individually, Barr said they were also charged with first-degree theft because of the total amount stolen.

Altogether, the 16 gift cards would be worth $8,000.

Barr said the investigation remains open and anticipates more arrests in the future.

First-degree theft of property is a Class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.