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Authorities from the James City County Police Department and the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office are asking the public for help in identifying several suspects accused of stealing items and using stolen credit cards in unrelated cases.
Check out all the crime stories that did not make the headlines this week and others you may have missed below.
James City County
JCC Police Looking for Suspects in Credit Card Fraud Case
Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying two people accused of fraudulently using credit cards in the area.
A Thursday post on the James City County Facebook page said the man and woman pictured to the left are suspected of multiple credit card frauds in James City County, as well as other localities around Hampton Roads, between February and April.
Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call crime line at 888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers can rename anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip leads to an arrest.
JCC Man Wanted on Outstanding Charge
Police are looking for a 19-year-old man wanted on an outstanding capias related to an assault charge in 2014.
Robert Z. Johnson was found guilty of assault and battery in November but failed to pay his fines and court costs, according to court records. He missed his court appearance April 8.
Johnson’s last known address is on Mobile Lane in James City County.
Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts is asked to call crime line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.
York Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspected Walmart Electronics Thief, Credit Card Thieves
The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating several suspects accused of stealing from Walmart or using a stolen credit card to purchase items from the store.
The man pictured left is accused of stealing electronics from the Tabb Walmart on March 21.
The two men pictured below are accused of using a stolen credit card March 29 to purchase items at the Walmart in Upper York County, according to a YPSO Facebook post.
Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call crime line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the Facebook tip line at 890-4999.
Man Accused of Embezzling from Pool Company Heads to Grand Jury
A 32-year-old man who used to work for Douglas Aquatics has waived his preliminary hearing on 15 counts of embezzlement after being accused of stealing money from the business.
John Phillip Cronk will now face a grand jury, who will decide whether there is enough evidence to move the case forward to Circuit Court in York County.
Cronk, who worked as a retail sales manager for the pool company since 2009, is accused of giving customers discounts and then pocketing the difference.
The owner of the pool company was first made of aware of the alleged embezzlement after she fired Cronk for an unrelated reason in July, according to court papers. A customer approached her and told her she never paid full price for the products Cronk sold to her, so the owner looked at video surveillance and performed an audit of her company sales.
She found at least 15 instances of missing cash transactions, according to court documents. In each of the transactions, Cronk would sell products at a significantly lower price, giving discounts as high as $800. A total of $91,687 worth of products was missing from the time Cronk worked at the company.
He faces 10 felony counts of embezzlement and five misdemeanor counts of embezzlement. He is scheduled to appear in York-Poquoson Circuit Court for his grand jury hearing July 21.
Two People Accused of Stealing from ABC Store
YPSO is asking the public for help in identifying two people accused of stealing liquor from a York County ABC Store.
The Sheriff’s Office posted a photo of the suspects Friday on its Facebook Page, saying they believe the two adults stole three bottles of liquor from the ABC store in the 5200 block of Route 17 on April 13.
YPSO is asking anyone with information on the suspects to call crime line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the Facebook tip line at 890-4999.
In Case You Missed It:
- The fourth man accused of killing a woman in Seasons Trace pleaded not guilty and is requesting a jury trial.
- A James City County man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl eight years younger than him over a six-year period.
- A woman pleaded guilty to obtaining nearly $30,000 in fraudulent welfare benefits after lying about how much she earned.
- Petitions are being sought for five teenagers accused of trespassing on the properties of James City County businesses and damaging items such as a dump truck and fences.