Dol­lar Gen­eral em­ployee charged with fak­ing rob­bery

The Covington News - - CRIME | PUBLIC NOTICES - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­

A Dol­lar Gen­eral em­ployee so con­cerned about los­ing her job that she re­port­edly lied to law en­force­ment of­fi­cers has been ar­rested and charged with falsely re­port­ing a crime.

Kim­berly Sue Fawcett, 41, called deputies from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Sun­day morn­ing to the Dol­lar Gen­eral on High­way 81 where s h e worked. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Fawcett told deputies that she was tak­ing the night de­posit to her ve­hi­cle when “an un­known sub­ject pushed her down to the ground from be­hind and took off with the de­posit.”

She re­port­edly told deputies that the per­son, who she claimed ran off in the di­rec­tion of the old Pizza Inn, was wear­ing white ten­nis shoes and car­ry­ing a yel­low Dol­lar Gen­eral bag with the de­posit (more than $3,000) in­side. Deputies called the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Di­vi­sion (CID) out to in­ves­ti­gate the al­leged rob­bery. How­ever, once in­ves­ti­ga­tors started work­ing the case, they de­ter­mined that Fawcett wasn’t be­ing ex­actly truth­ful about the “rob­bery.”

Even­tu­ally, Fawcett ad­mit­ted to mak­ing up the story that she was robbed, ac­cord­ing to NCSO Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Cort­ney Mor­ri­son.

Fawcett al­legedly told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that the day be­fore she had taken the de­posit home – which is against com­pany pol­icy – and it was stolen out of her ve­hi­cle. She failed to re­port the theft and said she didn’t want to lose her job, so she lied.

Fawcett was ar­rested and taken to the New­ton County Jail, where she was charged with false re­port­ing of a crime, false swear­ing and ob­struc­tion of a law en­force­ment of­fi­cer. Shoplift­ing charge

A 19-year-old Cov­ing­ton man was ar­rested late Satur­day night af­ter al­legedly steal­ing sev­eral pack­ages of male en­hance­ment drugs from Wal­mart.

A Wal­mart em­ployee re­ported to Cov­ing­ton Po­lice of­fi­cers that he saw Holden Gar­rett Franklin con­ceal three pack­ages of Ex­tenze pills.

Franklin was stopped as he at­tempted to exit the store and ar­rested, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

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