Second Academy Sports worker arrested, accused of stealing $12K from Rock Hill store

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 28, 2014 

Edward Body

— A second employee accused of stealing from Academy Sports + Outdoors in Rock Hill has been arrested and charged with breach of trust, authorities said.

Last week, police spoke with the sporting goods store's loss prevention manager, who reported that Edward Body, 24, of Rock Hill had stolen $12,294 from the store over a two month span, according to a Rock Hill police report.

Body allegedly made several fraudulent returns onto credit cards and gift cards, and gave away merchandise to a woman.

He had not returned to work at the store, on Cross Pointe Drive off Dave Lyle Boulevard, since March 14, the report states. Police arrested him on Thursday and charged with breach of trust.

Last Saturday, police charged another Academy worker, William Broom, 32, of Rock Hill, with breach of trust with fraudulent intent after he turned himself in on warrants, police said.

A loss prevention manager from the same store told police Broom had been suspending cash purchases and keeping the money. Broom provided a written statement admitting to stealing from his register. Broom said he was "struggling financially and needed the money," according to a police report.

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