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Four people have been in charged in what is being classified as a large shoplifting ring operating in the Midlands.
According to Chapin Police Chief Troy Crump, Antwone Anderson, Isaac Potter, Donnie Furtick, and Carmella Harding are facing various charges in connection with several shoplifting incidents in the Chapin area.
The four suspects were charged on August 21 after being stopped by the Irmo Police Department. The officer recognized the vehicle they were driving as one possibly connected to two thefts in Chapin on August 19.
The suspects are accused of stealing $1875 in cigarettes from the Food Lion on Chapin Road and $420 in energy drinks from the Pitt Stop on Columbia Avenue that day. Both crimes involved some of the suspects distracting store employees, Crump said.
Prior to the August 19 incidents, Crump said they stole phones from the Verizon Store on Chapin Road on July 27. Crump said Isaac Potter went into a storage area and removed seven cell phones worth $2800. The incident was captured on video surveillance cameras.
Anderson is charged with grand larceny and two counts of shoplifting. Potter is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy. Furtick is charged with two counts of shoplifting and criminal conspiracy. Harding is charged with three counts of criminal conspiracy.
Crump said police are looking for others who may be involved in a larger shoplifting ring in the Midlands.