CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three additional larceny charges were filed Wednesday against the news director of WCCB-TV (Fox Charlotte, Channel 18), three days after he was arrested Sunday at a south Charlotte grocery.
Ken White, 54, the station's news director since 1999, was charged with three more counts of misdemeanor larceny.
White was first arrested Sunday morning and accused of taking $79.24 worth of groceries that hadn't been paid for from the Harris Teeter at the Arboretum, in the 3300 block of Pineville-Matthews Road.
He was stopped with a cart containing bags of potato chips, Cokes, apples and Deer Park bottled water intended for the station's remote crew at the Carolina Panthers game. Typically, the order is to be covered with the station's credit card.
Police said they were told by a Harris Teeter loss prevention specialist that three times between Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, White was observed taking items from the store without paying.
In each of the other three cases, the shopping list was virtually identical: 12-packs of Coke, Deer Park water, potato chips and apples.
John Hutchinson, vice president for television, had no comment Thursday. White, who was released on $600 bond and was out of town on a planned vacation, did not return calls. His station has yet to report his arrest.
A Feb. 2 court date has been set.