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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

William A Bishop.docx

JCPD NEWS RELEASE

SUBJECT:

Felony Embezzlement

DATE:

08/08/17

TIME:

6:55 p.m.

PREPARED BY:

MPO Adam Lunceford

APPROVED BY:

Sgt Joe Roberts

 

 

On 08/08/17, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested William A Bishop (1413 Valley View Dr., Johnson City, TN; 26 years old) and charged him with one count of Embezzlement over $1000.

The arrest is the result of an investigation at Dick’s Sporting Goods (2011 N Roan St). According to the Loss Prevention Officer, Mr. Bishop embezzled $1151.75 worth of merchandise through fraudulent returns. Over the course of a few weeks, Mr. Bishop fraudulently returned multiple Yeti coolers and other various merchandise. He was given gift cards worth the returned value of the merchandise.  As a result of the investigation, a warrant was obtained for Mr. Bishop charging him with Embezzlement Over $1000. Officers responded to Mr. Bishop’s residence where he was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he is being held in lieu of a $5,000 bond.  His arraignment hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. on 08/08/17 in Washington County’s General Sessions Court.

 

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