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Man Charged With Pilfering Equipment from Employer

Posted July 3, 2007

— A Whitakers man has been arrested after authorities found an estimated $100,000 in stolen merchandise at his home.

Bobby Joe Wadsworth, 48, of 1218 N.C. Highway 33, is charged with felony possession of stolen goods and possession of a firearm by a felon, authorities said.

The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip that a worker for Interstate Brands Corp. was stealing automotive supplies from the company, authorities said. Interstate Brands conducted an inventory and found an extensive amount of property missing, authorities said.

Authorities searched the home of Wadsworth, a mechanic at Interstate Brands, last Thursday and recovered acetylene and oxygen tanks, cases of oil filters, heavy-duty truck jacks, new tires, truck rims and an assortment of tools, authorities said.


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  • shine Jul 3, 2007

    Thanks Sound Man - got it now. The guy is a convicted felon, wonder what they didn't think? If it is the same family I am thinking about - their entire history has been nothing less than a disaster.

  • -info- Jul 3, 2007

    berrynice...A, you arent,berrynice and B, the LOUDER you yell, the fewer peolpe will listen...seems you have issues....and a one track mind...from your entries I have read you could just cut and paste your remark on every story,no matter what the headline is........

  • -info- Jul 3, 2007

    Pilfering......is this the new pc word for STEALING??? I am soooooo behind...

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  • Steve Crisp Jul 3, 2007

    But if you just GOTTA steal it, move it. What kind of idiot would steal a ton of stuff that has clear value on the black market, then hoard it is his home? I suppose the same kind of idiot that would steal it in the first place, but please!!!

  • Jimm57 Jul 3, 2007

    If they had brains and education they'd be working and making an honest living. Some people lie, cheat and steal everyday just to get by. Isn't it a pity.

  • yeahright1 Jul 3, 2007

    When will these people stop trying to live off the hard work of others. Earn your own money don't steal it.

  • Rabid Wolf Jul 3, 2007

    Just another fine example of 'the man' keepen the worker down so he can not make it. ( sarcasm )

  • Mmaker52 Jul 3, 2007

    And the company didnt notice those "large" parts missing???? Bet there are more than one involved..

  • skinnycow Jul 3, 2007

    I cant stand folks that steal. It is just one of those things that urke my nerves. Glad they found the equipment, now hopefully justice will be served.