Police: Man took thousands from N. Fulton bakery for work he didn't do

Joshua Grimm is charged with theft by conversion.

Joshua Grimm is charged with theft by conversion.

Police in Johns Creek arrested and charged a South Carolina man after he took a local bakery’s money for work he never did.

Joshua Grimm — of Anderson, South Carolina — has been charged with theft by conversion, a felony. He was arrested on June 21 and released on a $2,000 bond on June 29.

Channel 2 Action News spoke with the owner of Seven Sisters Scones, who says she was swindled by Grimm. Hala Yassine says she hired Grimm from a Craigslist ad more than 18 months ago to install a walk-in freezer.

She told Channel 2 that he showed up with a crew, took a $6,500 deposit from the bakery, installed a few panels and then left for lunch. He and the crew never came back.

“I thought I had been had,” Yassine told Channel 2. “… I would like my money back. That would help us out.”

Johns Creek police found Grimm recently in South Carolina.

“He was using another company’s name, that he formerly worked for, and used that company’s name as his own,” Johns Creek detective Tyler Seymour told Channel 2.

Seymour said Grim has been stealing from others across the southeast. He is facing similar charges in Florida.

Grimm made a court appearance on Friday. Court records do not list an attorney for him.

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