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Last suspect arrested, eight charged after York County nonprofit theft, police say

Lake Wylie SC thrift shop robbed of donations

Sweet Repeat thrift shop in Lake Wylie had items taken. The South Carolina nonprofit sells items and donates money to charity.
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Sweet Repeat thrift shop in Lake Wylie had items taken. The South Carolina nonprofit sells items and donates money to charity.

The last of eight suspects charged with stealing donation items from a York County charity has been found and arrested, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Sweet Repeat Thrift Store in Lake Wylie Plaza, off Charlotte Highway, had several items stolen from its donation shed five times within a week.

Jerry Michael Humphries, 46, was arrested late Wednesday and charged with second-degree burglary and larceny, according to Trent Faris, spokesman for the sheriff’s office. Earlier Wednesday, deputies arrested Willie Don Ferrell, 49, and Kaeley Ann Jenkins, 24, for second-degree burglary and larceny.

The suspects were identified from surveillance video seen taking items from the donation shed behind the store on Aug. 18.

Earlier this week, the sheriff’s office arrested and charged Fredrick Warren Loftis, 29; Morgan Elizabeth Knight, 32; Dayanna Shairee Andre, 19; Lorie Ann Campbell, 52; and Richard Jeffery Campbell, 51, with burglary and larceny for the Aug. 15, 16, 20, and 21 burglaries at the store.

Sweet Repeat posted on its Facebook page, as a result of the thefts, locks were installed on donation sheds. The sheds will be open for donations during the day but locked at night, according to the post.

The Lake Wylie nonprofit takes donations and sells them at thrift store prices. Money raised goes to scholarships and community service causes. Last year the group contributed almost $85,000 to nearly two dozen groups.

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