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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Man Blames Crime on Gambling Addiction

A gambling addiction caused a man to steal nearly $4,000 from Advance Auto Parts in Bradford.

According to court papers 43-year-old Michael Griffin of Limestone told police he was in financial trouble and has a gambling addiction, which led to the thefts.

The store’s loss prevention specialists did an investigation of the thefts, which happened between February 11 and July 29, and took a statement from Griffin saying he stole as much as $7,000. Loss Prevention was able to give police documentation showing that Griffin stole $3,727.

Griffin is charged with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. He’s free on unsecured bail.

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