Hilton Head man charged in series of incidents

rlurye@islandpacket.comJanuary 22, 2014 

William Fuller

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A Hilton Head Island man sought in connection with a crimes committed during the past month was arrested early Wednesday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

William Fuller, 33, was charged with three counts of forgery, one count of shoplifting and one count of second-degree attempted burglary, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center log. He is being held at the jail with bail set at $70,000.

Between Dec. 11 and 13, Fuller allegedly forged three checks, making them out to himself for a total of more than $1,500, the release said. The checks were reported stolen from the home of an acquaintance.

On Jan. 12, Fuller reportedly stole five cartons of cigarettes worth $269 from the CVS pharmacy on Pope Avenue, the release said. Fuller was identified in video surveillance footage.

On Jan. 14, Fuller was again caught on camera in an attempted burglary of H&H Auto on Hunter Road, according to the release. He tried to break into the business by throwing a rock through the front window, causing about $800 in damage; Fuller reportedly set off an alarm and ran, the release said.

Just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies were patrolling near Cardinal Road when they noticed a suspicious man riding his bicycle near H&H Auto, the release said. The man initially told officers his name was Larry Fuller and that he was going to meet friends at the Hampton Inn.

However, the man had been heading in the opposite direction, and deputies recognized him as William Fuller.

Officers arrested him and confiscated a women's Coach purse and several pieces of identification that did not belong to him.

Anyone with additional information can contact Investigator Sgt. L. Albertin at 843-255-3413 or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (274-6372).

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