Lowe's Corp. employee busted in child...

Lowe's Corp. employee busted in child sex sting

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Alvarez Nation News

Schnecksville, PA

#1 Jan 24, 2013
WBTV contacted Lowe's about Richard Johnson.

The company confirmed he is an employee, but would not comment on the case. Lowe's told us Johnson works in Loss Prevention. He's based in Mooresville, but does not deal with customers.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/20664447/local-busi...

MOORESVILLE, N.C.– A Mooresville man was among 50 people arrested during an online child exploitation sting last week.

Richard Dennis Johnson, 47, was arrested on January 8 in Oviedo, Florida after investigators said he traveled there to meet a teen.

Johnson, a Lowe’s employee, is accused of meeting the teen online then traveling there to meet in person and have sex. He was one of 50 people arrested in “Operation Cardea” by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

“Individuals arrested ranged from age 19 to 60 and included a teacher, a tourist visiting from Turkey, school employees, college students, and a man on business from North Carolina,” the FBI said in a statement.

Police say Johnson arrived around 9:15 p.m. on January 8 at a home to meet who he thought was a 15-year-old male. An ad was posted by Johnson online stating that he was “looking for a buddy to play,” the police report states.

Johnson is charged with using a computer to solicit a minor and traveling to meet a minor for sex.

A Lowe's spokeswoman said Johnson was in the loss prevention department at Lowe's but has since been fired.

http://www.wcnc.com/news/crime/Mooresville-bu...
Alvarez Nation News

Schnecksville, PA

#2 Jan 24, 2013
An ad was posted by Johnson online stating that he was “looking for a buddy to play,” the police report states.

I wonder if he was one of DMxMD's "buddies" on connections?
Chris Hansen

Schnecksville, PA

#3 Jan 24, 2013
I'm Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC and we're doing a story on adults who try to meet kids online for sex. Now, if there's anything else you'd like to tell us, we'd be more than happy to hear it. Otherwise, you're free to walk out of that door.

“Bumming a smoke in Fresno”

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#4 Feb 4, 2013
Chris Hansen wrote:
I'm Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC and we're doing a story on adults who try to meet kids online for sex. Now, if there's anything else you'd like to tell us, we'd be more than happy to hear it. Otherwise, you're free to walk out of that door.
Shut that sewer hole under your nose
Linda Compton

Mooresville, NC

#5 Jan 31, 2014
IN THE NEWS:

Linda A. Compton, age 43, Director Business Planning & Strategy for US Stores at Lowe’s Home Improvement headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina faces a second criminal assault charge in two and a half years. Sources have confirmed that Linda Compton allegedly assaulted her husband Michael Compton on the night of December 16 at their home located at 135 Farmers Folly Drive in Mooresville, NC. It has been confirmed that Mooresville police department officers were dispatched to the residence shortly after midnight responding to a 911 call. The Mooresville police department report indicated that there were no injuries to Linda Compton. At the same time, Mooresville Police officers called Iredell County EMS paramedics to the scene to treat Michael Compton for blunt force head trauma as 911 recordings indicate. Michael Compton’s current residence is unknown and he could not be reached to comment on the alleged assault.

Iredell County, North Carolina court records indicate that Linda Compton will stand trial for the assault charges on February 4, 2014 at the Iredell County court house. An anonymous source states that Linda Compton was also charged with assault on Michael Compton in July of 2011. At the time of this assault Linda Compton spent two days and two nights in the Iredell County jail after being arrested and charged by Iredell County Sheriff deputies. It is reported that Michael Compton elected to drop charges in this instance but is refusing to drop charges on the December 16, 2013 charges. If convicted of the simple assault charges, Linda Compton could be sentenced up to 50 days in jail. A review of Mooresville Police Department records indicated the Mooresville Police officers have been dispatched to the Compton residence on several occasions before and after the assault on December 16, 2013.

Linda Compton is being represented by attorney Andrew Wingo of Homesley & Wingo Law Group PLLC, Mooresville, North Carolina. Corporate Watchdog Blog has confirmed that Linda Compton Reports Directly to Christian Bothayre, Vice President Operations, Planning and Process, who in turn reports to Vice President Dennis Knowles, Senior Vice President of US Store Operations.

The Outcome of the pending trial for Linda Compton will be published in upcoming Corporate Watchdog Blog reports.

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smitty

Bucyrus, OH

#6 Feb 5, 2014
Well, at least it wasn't caught on video and put up on youtube like this moronic delivery driver!

Lowes Bitch

Mooresville, NC

#7 Feb 6, 2014
smitty wrote:
Well, at least it wasn't caught on video and put up on youtube like this moronic delivery driver!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ImlcU5adbyoXX
Nope. It is on Youtube too! Undercover sting shows him entering the home and being arrested. I hope the guys in prison treat him like a lady.
LowesASM

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Feb 17, 2014
Yes, I hired this man. He was a good employee. Was especially good with customers' children. He hasn't been showing up for work lately. We sure do miss him at the store.

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