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Crime Report - April 17, 2013

Man using change scam at area banks

Posted: April 16, 2013 12:03 p.m.
Updated: April 17, 2013 5:00 a.m.

A man has been scamming banks in Kershaw and Richland counties, according to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report.

A Camden bank manager told officers the man asks for change for large bills and then claims the teller didn’t give him the correct change. The man has been doing the same scam at the same bank in different areas.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of April 8-17:

A man tried to enter a home on Land Street with the couple residing there inside. The couple called the police, but the man fled before CPD could arrive.

Someone filed taxes using a Camden man’s personal information, leading the IRS to take more than $150 out of his social security check each month.

Someone busted the window of a vehicle parked at a laundromat on Broad Street with a “softball sized” rock. 

Someone slashed the tires and scratched the body of a vehicle parked in a fast food restaurant.

Officers caught a man trying to steal a door and a frame from a resale store on Broad Street.

Someone stole 200 pounds of used cooking oil from a Camden fast food restaurant.

Someone stole almost $2,000 worth of electronics from a home on Fairlawn Drive.

Someone allegedly took $2,500 from a deceased woman’s bank account.

Someone stole a utility trailer from a home on Broad Street.

Someone stole six TVs from a business on Broad Street.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with three cases of driving under suspension and DUI; two instances of trespassing, larcenies, burglaries and public disorderly conduct; and one harassment, gas drive off, breach of trust, vandalism, theft of motor vehicle parts of accessories, family offenses, simple possession of marijuana, malicious injury of personal property, disturbing school, no vehicle tag, theft from building, criminal domestic violence, and using motor vehicle without consent.


A man renting a home on Black River Road near Camden allegedly stole a kitchen table and six chairs, washer and dryer, sewing machine, bedroom set, two antique shot guns, two motorcycles, an antique tractor, and a couch.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report, all the items were worth more than $10,000. The man allegedly stole them when he moved out of the home.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of April 8-17:

A Lancaster woman accused a Kershaw man of making verbal sexual advances toward her and inappropriately touching her while she was in his home waiting for her boyfriend, who happens to be the man’s brother.

Someone stole more than $5,000 worth of electronics and prescribed medicine from a home on Ancrum Ferry Road, Lugoff. Deputies found a hat that was left behind at the scene.

Deputies arrested a Darlington man on suspicion of being a convicted in possession of a pistol after stopping the car he was in on I-20 westbound.

Someone stole a boat, motor and a trailer, worth more than $11,000, from a location on John G. Richards Road, Camden.

A girl and her mother allegedly posted a video on a social media site making fun of one of the girl’s fellow students.

Someone stole two cement turtles and two cement mushrooms from the yard of a home on Paces Run, Lugoff.

Someone stole a 12-pack of soda and a car title from a vehicle from a car parked on Ballfield Road, Camden.

Someone stole a washer and dryer from a home on Park Drive, Lugoff.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with 14 drugnarcotic violations; 10 simple assaults; nine cases of public disorderly conduct; eight burglaries; six intimidations; three thefts from a motor vehicle; two family offenses; and one DUI, counterfeit forgery, suspicious and bad check.

Incident reports are provided by the Camden Police Department and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and are a matter of public record under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. If the C-I makes a mistake, it will correct it upon verification with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Readers are cautioned that other individuals may have similar or identical names as those contained in incident reports. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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