Fake maintenance worker stole uncle's car - CBS46 News

Fake maintenance worker stole uncle's car

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ATHENS, GA (CBS46) -

Athens police have issued an arrest warrant for Tony Hornsby.

Investigators charged Hornsby with committing crimes as the so called "Office Creeper" who robbed several businesses across the state while posing as a maintenance worker.

Athens police confirm to CBS Atlanta that Hornsby's alleged crime spree started when he stole his uncle's car. 

Hornsby's uncle, Arthur Hornsby, said Wednesday that his nephew initially moved into his home to help him around the house.

"He was taking care of my clothes, my food, and my wheelchair accessories," Arthur Hornsby said.

But less than a week after his nephew arrived at his home, he was gone and so was Arthur Hornsby's car.

Police believe that's when Tony Hornsby went on a crime spree.

Investigators said in police reports that Tony Hornsby stole victims' wallets and purses in four metro Atlanta counties.

Tony Hornsby, according to detectives, used that same con in 15 south Georgia counties while also striking in Valdosta and Savannah.

"I think it's pretty sad for him to be that way. I'm baffled, just like my sister. They don't understand it," Arthur Hornsby said.

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