KERSHAW COUNTY, SC — One of the two men charged with stealing meat and fish from a Camden IGA grocery store Friday gave investigators his brother’s name after he was arrested, deputies said.
Leroy Henry Boykin is accused of giving Kershaw County deputies his brother’s name and social security number when he was arrested on shoplifting charges.
His brother came to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday and told deputies that the 63-year-old Boykin had used his identity when he was arrested.
Boykin and Cory Prophet, 32, were both arrested after a manager at the grocery store showed investigators a video of a man in a wheelchair and another man hiding food under the chair’s seat in a secluded section of the store Nov. 6. The man in the wheelchair was identified as Boykin.
Investigators arrested the two men after they tried to come back into the grocery store Friday. A deputy stopped the car the two men were riding in and found meat and fish thought to be stolen from another grocery store. Both men are charged with shoplifting.
Deputies haven’t charged Boykin with any crimes yet in impersonating his brother, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said.