The head of the Georgia Forestry Commission was busted for stealing a saw at a hardware store while wearing his agency uniform, police said.

Charles “Chuck” Williams, 64, was arrested on Aug. 13 for misdemeanor shoplifting at an Ace Hardware store in Gray, where a surveillance camera caught him a day earlier switching the bar code from a $55.99 saw onto a Silky Sugoi saw worth $109.99 …

Williams, a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives who earned a $165,000 salary as the agency’s director, then paid for the cheaper saw using his credit card while wearing his forestry commission uniform, a cashier told police.

Williams, who was arrested when he returned to the store to speak to a manager, admitted to swapping the price tags, saying “he had done such things in the past and does it for the thrill.”

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