ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Ashland police have arrested a man they call a mass thief, who has now been banned from all Walmarts nationwide.
Eddie Campbell was charged with 22 counts of burglary, and Ashland police said all of his charges took place at the Ashland City Walmart during the three-month period of the crime, from February 11 to May 4. .
Thursday, the 29-year-old City of Ashland man spoke to News 2 from Cheatham County Jail.
Andy Cordan: “The number of thefts is a lot, 22. What do you have to say about it?”
Eddie Campbell: “Not much.”
Cordan: “Did you do it right?”
Campbell was charged with 37 subpoenas, all misdemeanors. Fifteen is to drive on a revoked license. Twenty-two is for stealing.
According to the subpoena, Campbell stole items worth more than $1,100 on 22 counts.
News 2 obtained police video from May 16 when police spotted alleged shopkeeper Eddie Campbell pushing his buggy through the Ashland City Walmart.
Officer: “Hi, what’s your name?”
Campbell: “Eddie Campbell.”
Officer: “Walk up here and talk to me?”
Following an arrest warrant, Campbell stole a collection known as Magic: The Gathering cards. According to the documents, the 22 Magic: The Gathering card thefts totaled more than $1,100.
Cordan: “Why a magic card?”
Campbell: “I do not know.”
Cordan: “What are the magic cards?”
Campbell: “A card game.”
Cordan: “So it’s just collectibles, like Pokemon?”
Cordan: “So you’re loving that.”
Ashland Police said Campbell used a barcode from a $1.50 disposable razor at the self-checkout counter to scan a lower priced item and allegedly stole more expensive cards.
“I will tell you this. The city of Ashland is a small town, but don’t think you can go to a Walmart and steal and walk away,” said Police Officer Devin Mabry.
Before entering the Cheatham County Jail, Campbell signed a document prohibiting him from stepping foot in a Walmart again. If he is caught stealing from any Walmart, officials say he could be charged with felony theft.
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Campbell is serving a $37,000 fine in jail. That’s 1,000 for each of his 37 charges.
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