Police charge four with felony shoplifting in theft of computers at Walmart

Elberton Police have arrested four individuals in connection with the theft of two laptop computers from the Walmart store on Elbert Street.
Charged with one count each of felony theft by shoplifting are Amanda Helen Browning, age 29, of Auburn, Ga., Jessica Montine Williams, age 36, of Elberton, Victoria Lynn Williams, age 42, of Hartwell and Nicholas James Browning, age 25, of Lawrenceville.
According to the police report, Walmart’s management had reported that on Sept. 11 two laptop computers valued at a total of $838 had been stolen from the display of the store’s electronics department. Surveillance video captured images of the four suspects and their vehicle.
On Tuesday morning, Walmart’s management called the police department and stated that the suspects were back in the store. Officers arrived in time to stop the suspects as they were attempting to leave in the same vehicle from the surveillance video taken Sept. 11. Nicholas Browning and Amanda Browning were then charged with misdemeanor shoplifting in connection with the theft of four LED light bulbs valued at a total of $42. Nicholas Browning was additionally charged with giving a false name to officers.
The four suspects were being held in the Elbert County Detention Center as of Wednesday afternoon. Bond was set at $6,000 each for Amanda Browning and Nicholas Browning and $5,000 each for Jessica Williams and Victoria Williams.

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