Chairman of College’s Criminal Justice Department Arrested for Felony Shoplifting
“Items allegedly taken without payment include dog food, chocolate, wine glasses and a food strainer.”
Another story for the ‘you couldn’t make this up’ file. Maybe he was just doing research.
The College Fix reports:
Georgia criminal justice professor arrested for felony shoplifting from Target
Professor Bruce Carroll has been charged with felony shoplifting nearly $700 worth of items from Target over the past three months.
Carroll (right) chairs the criminal justice department at Georgia Gwinnett College and police arrested him November 22 for shoplifting, according to Fox 5.
Target’s security team reviewed security footage and “found Carroll left with a variety of items he never scanned during eight visits to their store between September 23 and November 3.”
Items allegedly taken without payment include dog food, chocolate, wine glasses and a food strainer. Carroll would use the self-service scanner and not pay for certain items.
“Total amount: $629.02, enough to charge Carroll with felony shoplifting,” Fox 5 reported. “He was released on a $3,500 bond the same day.”
He has a law degree from South Texas College of Law and and doctorate in political science from the University of Houston, according to his faculty profile. He is a former Fulbright Scholar.
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If convicted or even if he pled guilty could he be disbarred?
Carroll is a member of the Texas bar (see this : https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Find_A_Lawyer&Template=/CustomSource/MemberDirectory/Result_form_client.cfm ). However, his membership is currently inactive, so he’s ineligible to practice.
If he did in fact commit the thefts, he can be disbarred. Check out Texas Rule of Professional Conduct 8.04 here: https://www.legalethicstexas.com/Ethics-Resources/Rules/Texas-Disciplinary-Rules-of-Professional-Conduct/VIII–MAINTAINING-THE-INTEGRITY-OF-THE-PROFESSION/8-04-Misconduct.aspx
However, his job as a professor probably doesn’t require him to maintain a bar membership.
He’s just doing research on Criminal Justice.
If he had done it in CA wearing a black hood, they wouldn’t have noticed him in the crowd of looters.
Also, I wonder if the law allows small items taken over months to be added up to give the amount required for a felony. Don’t the items have to be taken in one haul, or in several closely connected hauls (multiple trips, same day) to be added up to a felony?
At my local market the college kids are scanning a 6 pack of cheap beer, setting it on top/back of the scanner, and then placing a sixer of IPA on the scale to complete the purchase. Store is now actively looking for the sudden appearance of cheap 6 packs. Oh those sly little Reed students. On a plus note, being banned means that they no longer have to go on beer runs.
that’s the least of Portland’s worries; the store’s lucky the kids didn’t burn it down
He should plead temporary insanity, driven to it by seeing all the CA residents “Christmas Shopping” on TV.
Is there a link between sociopathy and lawyering?
Yep, sure is. But it’s not as strong as the link between sociopathy and academia.
Get ready to hear the ‘absent-minded professor’ defense from the Not-so-bright Scholar