MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A former Coast RTA CEO has been charged with shoplifting at a Myrtle Beach Walmart.
Myers Rollins, 62, was arrested Saturday after the Myrtle Beach Police Department was called to the Walmart store on Seaboard Street.
The witness told police he went to check the garden center section of Walmart and saw Rollins "dumping a cart full of unpaid merchandise onto the patio outside of the garden center and then proceed to leave it there."
Rollins reportedly walked back into the garden center section and stood in line to pay for several items, the witness told police.
After a Walmart employee moved the cart from the patio to inside, Rollins allegedly "walked back out onto the patio, looked around, came back inside and then proceeded to take the cart back outside."
The witness told police Rollins then passed all points of sale with the cart and without paying.
The witness told police he introduced himself to Rollins as the loss prevention officer and recovered the stolen items, totaling $278.16.
In June 2014, Rollins filed a lawsuit against the Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority, and filed documents alleging race discrimination and retaliation by his former co-workers.
Rollins served as CEO of Coast RTA for nearly 10 years. In April 2014, Rollins was fired following botched projects and costly errors at the Grand Strand's public bus transportation system.