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Three arrested for breach of trust
Thursday, June 7, 2012

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC - North Augusta Public Safety officers arrested three Walmart employees for breach of trust late last week after the store's loss prevention personnel discovered suspicious behavior and notified the police, officials said.

According to investigators, Timothy J. Ott, 18, of Augusta activated blank Visa cards at his register for various amounts and then gave them to suspects Brittany Carpenter, 22, of Augusta and Whitney Johnson, 21, also from Augusta.

Ott has also been accused of not scanning merchandise properly as customers, possibly the suspects, came through his check-out lane.

The investigation of the possible scanning scam is still active, and additional arrests may be pending, said Lt. Tim Thornton with North Augusta Public Safety.

Ott has been charged with breach of trust more than $2,000.

Both Carpenter and Johnson have been charged with breach of trust, less than $2,000.

Source: http://www.aikenstandard.com/story/060612-Brief--4048917

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