Best Buy theft suspects make court appearancesFARGO - Two defendants in an alleged theft ring that police say stole $150,000 in goods from Best Buy in Fargo made initial appearances in Cass County District Court this morning.
By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM
Garrett Johnson, an ex-player on the North Dakota State University football team, and Jeffery Ingersol, a former employee at Best Buy in Fargo, are two of the dozen defendants who face charges of felony theft in the case.
Johnson was arrested at an NDSU baseball game on Tuesday night, and Ingersol turned himself in at the Cass County Jail on Wednesday morning.
Both men face a Class C felony count of theft of property and are accused of taking unpaid merchandise out of the electronics store.
Bail for Johnson was set by court order on Wednesday at $3,000 bond or $300 cash bail and Judge Georgia Dawson set Ingersol’s conditions of release at the same amounts.
Adetimisola Ogundipe, one of two store security guards accused of allowing the thefts, also appeared in court today.
Ogundipe, who faces two felony theft charges in the case, pleaded not guilty. As the first suspect charged in the investigation, back on March 24, he is the first to enter a formal plea.
Johnson is due back in court on May 20, and Ogundipe’s next date is June 16.
The next appearance for Ingersol was not immediately scheduled.