Burglary charge added to fraud arrest

Published 7:14 pm Monday, January 21, 2019

A Brookhaven man faces an additional charge of burglary of a business for allegedly using a key to enter a building after he’d been fired, authorities said.

Police arrested 24-year-old Aubrey Chance, 308 North St., Jan. 16 on felony charges of computer fraud involving River Oaks Construction of Brookhaven, said Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins.

A felony charge of burglary of a business was added Monday, he said.

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Chance allegedly entered the business without permission before it opened Jan. 15.

“He was terminated and he went back into the building after he was terminated. Even though he used a key, it still doesn’t matter. He was no longer employed there,” Collins said.

It is unclear when Chance was terminated from River Oaks. Collins said he used a key, but is charged with burglary of a business rather than trespassing, a misdemeanor.

“If you go into a business with fraudulent or criminal intent, it can still be burglary,” he said. “He knew that he was no longer an employee and he entered the building in the a.m. hours of the morning with fraudulent or criminal intent.”

Chance, owner of ALC Media Plus, is active in community organizations.