Hamilton Charged With Stealing Employer's Tools And Pawning Them

Monday, July 15, 2013
Billy Edward Hamilton
Billy Edward Hamilton

Billy Edward Hamilton has been arrested on charges that he stole tools from his employer and pawned them.

Hamilton, 50, of Newport Lane in Fort Oglethorpe, is charged with aggravated burglary and two counts of theft over $500.

Teddy R. Burns of Cagle Development had reported a burglary at his shop at Hamilton Island Road, and he said he suspected Hamilton. He said Hamilton had not been seen since the tools were taken.

Detective James Gienapp said he found numerous pawn transactions by Hamilton, and he located the Burns tools at EZ Pawn at 5712 Lee Highway.

He said the name Teddy R. Burns on some of the tools had been scribbled over.

The amount of the loss was about $1,850.

A police hold was placed on the tools at the pawn shop.


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