RUTLAND TOWN - On Sept. 10, at approx. 7 p.m. Vermont State
Police responded to Dick's Sporting Goods in Rutland Town after
State Police learned that a Dick's Sporting Goods employee was
believed to be aiding a customer with the theft of merchandise.
Prior to arriving, State Police spoke with an employee via
telephone and learned that the male customer was still inside the
Moments after State Police arrived, a Dick's Sporting Goods
employee directed the responding Trooper to a male subject who was
identified as George A. Busharis, age 19 from Castleton. Busharis
was observed exiting Dick's Sporting Goods carrying two bags
containing miscellaneous merchandise. State Police approached
Busharis in the parking lot and questioned him about the
merchandise in the bags. Busharis provided a receipt showing he had
purchased a single item for $3.20.
State Police later determined that the merchandise in Busharis'
possession had a total value of $314. Busharis admitted stealing
several items from the store, and also admitted that he had been
assisted by his friend, Brandon Boyle age 21 from Castleton.
At the time of the incident, Boyle was employed by Dick's Sporting
During questioning, Busharis told State Police that he attends
Castleton State College with Boyle and admitted stealing other
merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods on two or three separate
occasions over the last two or three weeks. Busharis said Boyle
assisted him on each occasion.
During questioning, Boyle admitted assisting Busharis, and
several other Castleton State College Students with the theft of
merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods.
The other subjects involved have not yet been identified,
however, four more football players have been suspended from play.
CSC confirmed the additional suspensions but would not identify the
According to loss prevention personnel at Dick's Corporate
Office, they had been looking into Boyles suspected involvement in
the theft of merchandise. Dick's loss prevention advised they have
surveillance video and receipts showing that Boyle has been
assisting several of his friends with the theft of merchandise.
Dick's loss prevention estimates that Boyle and numerous friends
are responsible for the theft merchandise valued at more than
Busharis and Boyle were issued criminal citations and
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State
Police in Rutland at 802-773-9101.