Ex-YMCA employee allegedly steals television from nonprofit

Friday, February 25, 2011 at 6:33pm

A former YMCA employee used one of the non-profit’s credit cards to buy several power tools and stole a flat screen television before pawning the items around town, according to police.

Scott A. Browning, 23, allegedly bought $2,500 worth of various tools including drills, tool kits, a chainsaw and a cordless jigsaw from hardware stores between Nov.13 and Dec. 21 of last year, according to arrest warrants.

Police also said Browning was observed walking out of a YMCA with a 42-inch flat screen television worth $1,300, which he later pawned as well.

YMCA spokeswoman Jessica Fain confirmed that Browning worked at the downtown YMCA as part of the maintenance staff. He was terminated after the alleged incidents, and YMCA pressed charges against him.

Browning is charged with theft and credit card fraud. He is set to appear in court on March 17.

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3 Comments on this post:

By: ColdSteel1984 on 2/25/11 at 6:28

This is no surprise to me. The only two times I visited the downtown Y several years ago I was a petty crime victim twice. First time, an employee stole my cell phone case & immediately put it on his phone. I confronted the dumb thief in the locker room due to an obvious splotch my case had on it. Second visit, I was walking to my truck to leave & there was a black man sitting in the passenger's seat of my truck smoking a cigarette. He was harmless at this encounter & claimed he was guarding my truck. But still... Jeez! These are all little reasons why I now have my CCP.

By: bigbadude on 2/25/11 at 8:19

14If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

By: Nitzche on 2/26/11 at 12:13

can the y help a brother out?