Retail employee admits to helping fellow college students steal from store
RUTLAND, Vt. – Vermont State Police say an employee of a
retail store was aiding at least one customer in theft of merchandise.
According to authorities, a Dick's Sporting Goods employee
in Rutland contacted police Tuesday, saying the male customer believed to be
stealing items was in the store.
As State Police arrived, the employee pointed out George
Busharis, 19, who was leaving the store with two bags of merchandise. As police confronted Busharis, a receipt was
presented, showing only a single item totaling $3.20 was purchased.
Police later determined the man stole $314.00 worth of
merchandise from the store. Bursharis
admitted to the theft and said he was helped by a friend, Brandon Boyle,
21. Boyle was an employee of Dick's
Sporting Goods during the alleged thefts.
Busharis told authorities that he and Boyle were stealing
items from the retail store on two or three different occasions over the last
two or three weeks.
Boyle admitted assisting Busharis, during questioning. Both are students at Castleton State College
and told police other students at the college were involved in the theft of
Loss prevention personnel at Dick's Corporate Office told
police they have been looking into Boyles possible involvement in the
case. They also told State Police that
surveillance video and receipts show Boyle has been assisting several people
with theft. It is estimated that more
than $3,000 worth of merchandise was stolen.
Busharis and Boyle were issued criminal citations and were
information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Rutland at
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