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Checks taken from car dealer

Posted: June 22, 2013 - 11:01pm  |  Updated: June 23, 2013 - 12:28am

A stack of blank Fairway Ford checks were reported stolen June 13 from the Evans dealership on Washington Road.

According to a report filed with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the checks are drawn on the company’s account with Georgia Bank and Trust. They were blank checks, the report stated, and not endorsed. They are used for the business payroll checks.

Company officials said they first became aware the checks were missing when the owner of a party store on Mike Padgett Highway in Richmond County called to tell them a woman had attempted to cash one of the checks, made out for more than $2,500.

 

Car left on I-20 is broken into

A Grovetown man who had left his overheated car on Interstate 20 Monday near mile marker 185 returned to find it broken into.

According to a report filed with the Sheriff’s Office, the man said when he returned the next day, he found pieces of his wife`s pay stubs on the ground. He also found the vehicle’s registration and about $1,000 in Iraqi money missing from the glove box. He said the vehicle was locked.

 

Golf bag, clubs reported stolen

An Evans man reported the theft of his Augusta Country Club golf bag and clubs valued at $2,500 from the garage of his residence in the 500 block of Northlands Lane.

According to a report filed with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the man said he had not used the clubs for about three weeks when he noticed they were missing.

 

Vehicle missing from dealership

Employees at Master Pontiac Buick GMC in Martinez suspect a man who said he was looking to buy a new vehicle later stole it.

According to a report filed with the Sheriff’s Office, the man checked out the vehicle June 15. He said he wanted to back it into a spot where his wife might see it, which he did.

He then left, but said he would be back in a few hours. Later he called to say he would return Monday. When employees arrived that day, the vehicle was missing. They also discovered the key on the missing vehicle’s key chain did not match, suggesting it had been switched.

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