Theft, forgery charged
Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 4:30 pm
The Messenger, December 13, 2011
Theft and forgery charges have been levied against a Hickman, Ky., man in connection with two recent incidents at Walmart Supercenter in Union City.
Anthony Minnick, 43, of 111 Davis Park, Hickman, was identified as the suspect in two recent incidents after a photo taken from a store surveillance camera was published in Wednesday’s edition of The Messenger.
The charges against Minnick stem from incidents that allegedly occurred Dec. 3 and Nov. 24, according to Union City Police Department investigator Derrick O’Dell.
Minnick has been charged with theft under $500 for the Dec. 3 incident and with seven counts of forgery, seven counts of identity theft and one count of theft over $500 for the Nov. 24 incident.
He was being held in the Fulton County (Ky.) Detention Center in Hickman pending extradition to Tennessee.
Union City police urged residents to be alert and aware of their surroundings in the wake of the two theft incidents in which Minnick is charged. An elderly woman was shopping Dec. 3 at Walmart Supercenter and was in the electronics department when two black men allegedly began to follow her around. The woman’s purse was open and her wallet was exposed. A man in a striped shirt allegedly followed her to the rear bathroom and, while she was occupied with her shopping cart, placed his jacket over her purse. When he removed the jacket, her wallet was gone.
The same man was also reported to be a suspect in the unlawful use of a debit card Nov. 24 at Walmart. The card was allegedly taken after another woman’s wallet was stolen during post-Thanksgiving sales, police reported.