Former SouthPark concierge accused of stealing from residents' apartments

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A former concierge at a south Charlotte apartment complex was arrested in connection with multiple break-ins.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, 35-year-old Quinnton Jones worked at The Residence at SouthPark apartment complex on Sharon Road in SouthPark. On March 16, a resident reported that someone stole the keys to his company's car.

Police say Jones had reportedly driven the victim's company car over 6000 miles while he was out of town.

Officers say Jones gained entry into the victim's apartment as "a part of his job to allow a cleaning service to clean the apartment." Jones had allegedly driven the victim's car multiple times, police say.

Police say Jones did not have permission to take any items from the apartment or drive the victim's vehicle.

"When I saw that, I thought I better go check my mileage to make sure it wasn't my car," said Jerry Thibeau, a resident. "It is a weird story."

A few days later, another resident told police that someone had reportedly been sleeping in his apartment while he was out of town. The victim also told police that a check had also been stolen from his checkbook that was left inside the apartment, officers say.

Jones had allegedly been given permission to enter the victim's apartment to care for his fish. Officers say Jones had allegedly forged the check and attempted to cash it at two separate banks.

"I am shocked. I don't know what else to say, finding out what happened is just mind-blowing," said Scott Lauritzen, a resident. "I don't know, I mean I wouldn't be happy about it but coming from him, it is just not something I expected."

Residents say that Jones was kind, hard-working, and always willing to help.

"If he could fool us, if that was not genuine, then he could fool anybody," said Lauritzen. "If you needed something done, he wouldn't just walk to go to it, he would run."

Jones was then fired from the apartment complex on March 23. Police say he was also banned from being on the property.

Police say on Thursday, Jones was reportedly caught illegally inside another apartment in the complex. Staff at the apartment complex entered a resident's apartment to handle a maintenance request when Jones was caught. The resident was out of town at the time of the incident.

"I actually talked to Quinnton after all this went down and he claims that he didn't steal the check he says he never slept in the guy's apartment," said Thibeau. "It could be him or it couldn't be him. His day will come in court and I guess we will find out."

He is facing larceny, trespassing, and breaking and entering charges.

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