Timothy Almy was arrested Tuesday and charged with theft by taking.
On December 20th, a woman arrives at Los Cabos on Walton Way to pick up lunch for her husband and sits at the bar to catch up with a man who seemingly is a casual acquaintance. She goes to the restroom leaving her wallet on the counter with what she thought was her friend. The woman leaves with lunch and heads to her next errand where she discovers that $500 is missing from her wallet.
Hoping she dropped money while pulling out something else from her wallet she calls Los Cabos. They were able to look at video from their security camera. The video shows her acquaintance opening the wallet, removing money, and then carefully placing the wallet back on the counter.
The man in question is well known to law enforcement and readers of the Metro Spirit. In January of 2014, we were alerted to a conman living in a motel running a confidence scam on local business people.
We ran a brief story about the man, Tim Almy, warning the public to be wary of this recently paroled criminal. Almy fired off an email to the Metro Spirit demanding we remove the article as it endangered his life.
A few months later he was arrested for stealing money from St. Mary’s on the Hill.
He is so well known to law enforcement that in February of 2015 an officer busily arresting a burglary suspect in Olde Towne observed a red Honda Accord stop at the westbound stop sign on Ellis Street at 3rd Street. The front seat passenger waved and said, “Hello.” Deputy Soosaipillai recognized the driver of the vehicle, Almy, who had four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon pending for his arrest.
At the time, Almy was staying in the Knights Inn on Boy Scout Road. In the motel room with two stolen computers, one from a burglary on Broad Street and one from a burglary across the river in South Carolina.
Almy went to prison in January of 2016 for this arrest and was paroled on November 21st of 2018.
Last Friday at his court appearance for the theft at Los Cabos Mexican restaurant, he fled before the hearing and is currently wanted by the Richmond County Sheriff’s office.
He is known to frequent bars popular with happy hour drinkers, and is also known to deliver fantastical tales about himself such as being the owner of US Battery.
As we reported five years ago, again, “Watch out Augusta.”
Almy’s record of incarceration with the State of Georgia: