BW man arrested for grand larceny in Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – A Blythewood man has been charged with grand larceny, theft of alcohol valued at more than $60,000 from a beverage distributor on Highway 34 in Ridgeway.


Neil Daniel McGoogan III was arrested on Feb. 15, 2018 after the management of the beverage distributor where McGoogan worked began looking into a large inventory loss, according to sheriff’s deputies.

After multiple system checks, the company’s management observed McGoogan’s gate used at unauthorized times. The video system showed the suspect exiting and re-entering the gated facility on a golf cart and then in later videos, after other employees had left work, the suspect’s truck showed up on the video, the incident report stated.

The report stated that an inside video captured the suspect loading a pallet with cases of Ciroc and Crown Royal liquor and then entering the ‘cool’ room and exiting with the pallet wrapped in foil blankets that the company uses to wrap temperature sensitive products.

The suspect then placed the pallet on the shrink wrap stand, wrapped the pallet, and moved the pallet outside the building, the report stated.

According to the report, the suspect is then seen exiting the facility with the pallet in the back of his truck. Deputies reported that these events occurred between Nov. 8, 2017 and January 16, 2018.

The sheriff’s department is still investigating whether additional dates are involved in the heists. McGoogan was released on a $500 bond.


  1. Great work sheriff but how stupid can a person be.

  2. K guff says

    Stupid as you was to make this comment

  3. Sooo, $500 bond for stealing 60k in product.

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