Arrest for shoplifting diapers leads to counterfeit money bust

Published 8:42 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bainbridge Public Safety officers responded to Family Dollar Saturday, May 14 in reference to a shoplifting call. Alan Carlton, the manager of the store, stated that a black male wearing a hoodie, who was later identified as Adrian Moore, was inside the store stuffing diapers into his pants.

Carlton said that the suspect had returned some of the diapers, but that he still wanted BPS to perform a search.

When BPS officers arrived, they made contact with Moore. As the officers approached him he began to remove more diapers from his pants before walking off.

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The BPS officers caught up to him and placed him in handcuffs before taking him out of the store.

During a search of his person, BPS officers located a brown and black bag concealed under his hoodie. As they started to search the bag Moore took off running through the parking lot with his hands still cuffed behind his back.

One BPS office tripped and fell during the pursuit of Moore before they were able to catch up to him across the street. As the BPS officers approached him Moore tripped and fell face down on the ground.

While he was on the ground the officers searched the bag and found 20 counterfeit $50 bills, 42 counterfeit $20 bills, 22 counterfeit $10 bills. They also found three additional sheets of counterfeit $50 and $10 bills and six additional sheets of counterfeit $20 bills.

They also found a substance believed to be marijuana and a Glock 27 .40 caliber handgun, a 15-round magazine and a holster.

Moore has been charged with forgery in the 1st degree, obstructing or hindering officers, theft by shoplifting, possession of marijuana, escape, theft by receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by convicted felon.


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