Theft arrest leads Columbia investigators to stolen items

Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:06 p.m.

The September arrest of the information technology manager at Anderson Columbia on fraud and theft charges led Columbia County authorities last week to a cache of stolen property, according to a report.

Company officials said the thefts could reach more than $200,000, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office report.

Jerami Robinson was arrested on Sept. 16 in an investigation begun after Anderson Columbia told investigators they were seeing inconsistencies in the company’s records. Company staffers noticed items that Robinson ordered did not match the invoices given to the company for approval.

Several iPads and other computer equipment were ordered, but the company did not receive them or have in their inventory, the report said.

Detectives learned that some of the stolen items had been sold on online auction sites.

On Thursday, search warrants were served at Hankins Computers, 305 E. Duval St., and at Robinson’s home at 251 SE Dan Court.

Investigators found stolen property and items used to commit fraud, the report said.

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