Two Charged With Stealing Thousands In Merchandise From Store

Two men are facing charges after police say they stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from their former employer.

Terry Paige and Josh Larrison used to work at the Lowe's in Winchester.

According to a police report, Paige and Larrison stole everything from hand tools to washers and dryers, and even lawn mowers.

Officials think Paige may have also been trying to resell some of the items in Stanton.

Officials think the stolen items may be worth as much as $90,000 all together.

Police say Paige and Larrison were arrested last week. Both have since bonded out of jail.

Paige also works as a volunteer firefighter in Stanton. He's been suspended from that job, pending the outcome of an investigation.

Both Paige and Larrison have also been laid off from their jobs at Lowe's.

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  • by me Location: Mt. Sterling on Mar 24, 2008 at 05:05 PM
    Let me just say that I know Terry and I KNOW that he was not, and is not on drugs. for crying out loud people, I know alot of people are on drugs but not everyone is!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2008 at 01:48 PM
    Where was management? Don't they have to be counted out?
  • by Shirl Location: KY on Mar 20, 2008 at 09:12 AM
    I've worked at an EKy Wal-Mart for 20 yrs. I've seen shoplifting, not only by customers, but by co-workers. I've seen employees not scan items for friends, eat food off the shelves, & be fired for skimming cash. I've seen customers steal almost every conceivable item immaginable. We've had people back up a truck & start loading lawn & garden items. One guy stole a roll of security stickers, came in, put one on a tv & was carrying it out. We caught him because the sticker was the wrong color for that day. One family was buying an excessive amount of dog food for a period of about a month. We then found out why. They would slice open the top of the bag with a razor blade, put whatever they wanted in the bag & put the piece of clear tape over the opening. No telling how much stuff they had stolen, but on this day they had 10 CDs in the bag. My point is this, if someone wants something bad enough, they will find a way to steal it. It is greed, not necessarily for drugs or to make ends meet
  • by Anonymous Location: Pikeville on Mar 20, 2008 at 05:52 AM
    Lisalue, Yes Lowe's is a big-time company like Wal-Mart. They have a difference in loss prevention philosophies, though. Wal-Mart is focused on what is called external theft and apprehension, while Lowe's chooses to focus on the prevention aspects of theft through customer service. This does not mean they don't apprehend shoplifters, it simply means they focus on not giving them an opportunity to shoplift in the first place, therefore, you hear less about shoplifters there than at Wal-Mart, until a situation such as this happens when it is too big for the general public to not notice. If you were able to see their loss numbers (called shrink) versus Wal-Mart's same numbers, you would see they are FAR more successful in controlling losses from theft, and that results in keeping their prices down some. Wal-Mart spends so much time chasing the small stuff that they often times miss out on the big stuff. It's better to stop a lawn mower from walking out than a tube of lipstick.
  • by lisalue on Mar 19, 2008 at 08:34 PM
    Lowe's is a big time company like Walmart and walmart has no problem catching people stealing such as little things like a tube of lipstick how can this much stuff go unnoticed and the worst of it is the prices will go up and the honest people will pay the real price
  • by Lynee on Mar 19, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    no one judging, just stating the obvious.. we as a society are consumed with greed, and infested with drug abuse all around us - even your own community is not free from risk of drugs or drug related activity. I said, "possibly" for drugs because of 90% of thefts I deal with in court have some connection to drugs.
  • by Joe Location: Stanton on Mar 19, 2008 at 12:16 PM
    I have never seen Terry on drugs. I think he just got into debt over his head and thought this was his only way out. He comes to our store a few times a week. He has always seemed like a nice caring person. Its no excuse for what he has done. But he did tell where he sold most of the items. Most of the things that they had sold in Stanton have been returned.
  • by Lisa Location: seky on Mar 19, 2008 at 03:16 AM
    judge not lynne for ye shall be judge.If you don't know the money was for drugs you shouldn't make accusations. Unless of course you were the one selling them to these guys.Someday we will all stand before the judge and be accountable for our doings so don't throw stones if you live in a glass house.....
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2008 at 11:32 PM
    works as a firefighter hmmmm better watch he might steal the fire truck. i think people will try any thing thes days. my my
  • by Mike on Mar 18, 2008 at 05:13 PM
    The Lord works in mysterious ways . We bought carpet from that store that was defected . Lowes people layed the carpet , there factory came from WV. to look at it and everyone said it was the carpet . After numerous phone calls we finally gave up. That was 3900.00 worth of bad carpet we'er having to live with . No tears from us . Stealing is wrong regardless which way you do it.
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