Crime

Rock Hill Police: South Pointe student charged for taking $1,065 from school

From staff reports

A 15-year-old boy has been charged by Rock Hill Police with petty larceny and criminal conspiracy after authorities say he worked with another South Pointe High School student to steal $1,065 from an employee’s desk drawer.

Police accuse the two students, both 15, of conspiring to take the money last week. The money belonged to the high school booster club, according to the police incident report.

The two students were caught on surveillance video dividing up the money later that day, the report states.

The girl, who police say helped distract the employee while the boy took the money from the drawer, was not criminally charged. Authorities say she cooperated with police and that she returned the $200 cut that she got from the stolen money.

The boy, however, denied knowing anything about the theft, according to police. Authorities gave him the chance to return the money and he refused, the incident report states.

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