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Police Blotter, Nov. 3, 2013

Woman charged in theft from insurance agency

Posted: November 3, 2013 - 12:04am

Woman charged in theft from insurance agency

An Evans woman was arrested Wednesday after the president of the Augusta agency where she worked accused her of stealing cash.

Jennifer Marie Green, 33, of Pheasant Run Drive, was charged with theft by taking.

The president of a Nationwide insurance agency at 3328 Washington Road called authorities Sept. 30 after discovering that Green, his secretary, was stealing money from the business, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report. He said a customer would make a cash payment and Green would apply it to the customer’s account and write them a receipt. Once the customer left, the president of the agency said Green would refund part of the payment and pocket the cash, according to the report.

To keep customers’ accounts in good standing, the agency president said Green would take money from other cash-paying customers to replace money from accounts she’d previously taken from, according to the report. Though he’d only checked the books back 20 days, the president of the agency said he believes Green has stolen about $2,000 from four accounts. He’s replaced money owed in those accounts and plans to have a full audit done.

Green was fired after she admitted taking the money. She was released on bond.

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Woman reports being raped

An Appling woman told authorities early Thursday that her boyfriend raped her.

The 32-year-old woman said that at about 1 a.m., her 19-year-old boyfriend put a knife to her throat and raped her in the home they share. She said her boyfriend told her that he was going to get away with raping her because he is her boyfriend.

A deputy found minor injuries on the woman’s neck where she said her boyfriend had held the knife to her throat. She was taken to a hospital.

Student brings knife to school

A Lakeside High School student was charged Wednesday with bringing a hunting knife to school.

The Martinez 16-year-old was charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

An assistant principal called authorities after finding a hunting knife with a 7-inch blade in the boy’s backpack. The assistant principal said the teen left the school grounds at about 11 a.m. to smoke with another student. When they returned to school more than 30 minutes later, the assistant principal said he questioned the students about why they left campus. Both admitted they’d gone to smoke.

School officials searched the teen’s backpack and found the knife. He said he kept the knife in his bag to keep it hidden from his parents.

His parents were called to the school.

The teen was taken to Columbia County Juvenile Court, then the Columbia County Detention Center, where he was booked and fingerprinted. He was released to his parents.

Keys, car stolen at gym

A man called police to an Evans gym Monday after discovering someone stole his keys and his car while he worked out.

The 70-year-old man said he removed a sweatband from his gym bag, which also contained his keys, at about 11 a.m. before locking the bag inside a locker at Evans Fitness Club on Allen Road. He used a lock to secure the locker.

When the man returned, he found his gym bag inside a cluster of lockers to the left of his and the lock and keys were missing. He then discovered his vehicle missing from the parking lot. The car, which is equipped with OnStar, was located in the lot of the nearby Chili’s restaurant. OnStar disabled the vehicle, which was locked when deputies found it.

Woman threatened through text messages

An Evans woman said Monday that she’d received threats from someone claiming via text messages to be outside her front door. The 36-year-old woman said that between 4 and 5 a.m. on the previous Saturday, she received several texts from someone stating they were outside her apartment and asking her to come outside. She then received another text, in which someone threatened to burn her home down. The woman sent a text back telling the sender to stop contacting her. She then received several more messages and more than 17 calls. The sender of the messages knew the woman’s first name, where she worked and threatened to beat her up at her workplace.

The sender of the messages told her to make a particular man come outside or give him the phone. The woman said she and her juvenile son were the only ones in the apartment.

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