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No Good Deed: Hephzibah Teen Steals $10,000+ from Host

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Dylan James Moore really knows how to repay a kindness.

An Augusta woman let Moore, who is a friend of her son’s, spend the night at their Dunham Court residence last Tuesday because he was having trouble at home, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said.

The next day Moore emptied out the woman’s safe, stealing more than $10,000 worth of antique and rare coins and jewelry, the report said.

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The woman’s son got Moore to admit that he stole the stuff and gave it to a clerk who works at the Sprint Gas Station on Peach Orchard Road. Deputies tracked the woman down and she said Moore had given her the coins and jewelry but she said she didn’t given him any money.

Warrants were sworn out for Moore, but he couldn’t be arrested until Friday because he overdosed, the report said.

Moore, 18, of Hephzibah, was charged with felony theft by taking, the report said.

The coins and jewelry were recovered.

It is unclear how the teen got the black eye shown in his arrest mugshot.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.

3 COMMENTS

  1. She SAYS she didn’t give him any $$?What did she give him,let me guess NOTHING!No servelliance??&just took her WORD for it..so wrong..just love how she wasn’t charged for anything!SMH!!But it’s all good!

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