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Police: Employee Bilked Auto Shop Out of $1,360

The man was allegedly conducting bogus battery returns.

An Advance Auto employee faces criminal charges after the auto shop says he conducted a series of false returns over the summer, East Pikeland Police are reporting.

Andrew Gilbert, 34, of Douglasville, faces charges of theft by deception stemming from the incidents.

According to court documents, police were called to the Schuylkill Road auto parts store on September 26 when a loss prevention specialist discovered that Gilbert had been conducting false returns on batteries.

The store’s loss prevention specialist alleged that Gilbert pulled off eight such returns between July 28 and September 7 for a total cost to the store of $1,360.82. The man furnished police with copies of the transaction records and a letter of confession he said Gilbert signed in front of him.

Andrew Gilbert faces preliminary hearing on November 15.

Bill N. October 10, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Help the local stores and patronize Roger's Auto Parts (next to O'Grady's).
Cliff Story October 10, 2012 at 09:46 PM
I'll second that. Roger's has good stuff and friendly, deeply knowledgeable people. They've been giving me good advice and great service for nearly 30 years.
mr. amazing October 15, 2012 at 09:03 PM
this is bogus advertising!!! has nothing to do with the story!!! please flag as inapproriate!!
mr awesome October 16, 2012 at 04:45 PM
This is completely crap! advance auto has been providing me with friendly reliable service since the doors opened in there 3 or so years ago! They have showed me that i dont need to have second part store in mind......They always have a smile and are ready to provide the service that cant be beat. This store has showed that the slogan at advance to be true "Service is Our Best part" Thank you advance team! dont let this slow you down!

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