Store worker charged with stealing phone, then transferring money

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Gerron M. Davis. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Gerron M. Davis. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

An employee of a retail business on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City was arrested by Tyrone police after stealing a phone from the break room at work and using phone apps to transfer money to his account, police said

Gerron M. Davis, 26, of Tyrone, was charged with two counts theft by taking, two counts of financial identity fraud and theft by receiving stolen property, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Tyrone Police Department spokesman Philip Nelson said Davis took a phone from the break room at work, with the phone later being pinged at Davis’ home.

A report made to Peachtree City police on Oct. 18 by an employee at the store noted that her iPhone 7 had been stolen from the break room.

Nelson said Davis used phone apps to send money from the victim account to his account.

Officers after making contact with Davis took him into custody, Nelson said.

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