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Police Blotter, Jan. 19, 2014

Computer is hacked

Posted: January 19, 2014 - 1:08am

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

Computer is hacked

A Martinez woman recently told deputies that a teen hacked her computer and stole her personal information.

The 32-year-old woman said an Appling 14-year-old called her 13-year-old son just after 11 p.m. on Jan. 12 and yelled profanities at him. The woman said she took the phone and asked the teen caller what the problem was.

The woman said the teen was very disrespectful and said he was going to lock down her home computer. While still on the phone, the woman said her computer shut off and she was unable to turn it back on.

The teen said, “I just did that.” The woman said he then began reciting her credit card and personal information that he said he obtained by hacking her computer.

The woman told the teen’s mother about the incident and she made him apologize.

The woman said she called police because she didn’t know what the teen might do with her information.

Woman scared into paying

A Martinez woman said Monday that a group of men scared her into giving them money she thought was repaying her granddaughter’s debt.

The 80-year-old woman said a group of men she didn’t know came to her door about 12:45 p.m. and asked for money. When she asked why, the woman said the men said they gave her granddaughter $300 to buy a television. They said she didn’t buy a television and she no longer had the money.

The woman said the men said they wanted their money back or somebody was going to get hurt. The woman said she was scared they would hurt her granddaughter, so she wrote the men a $300 check.

When the woman called her granddaughter about the situation, she said she didn’t know what the men were talking about and they never gave her money for a television.

Teen threatened on Facebook

A Grovetown teen said he was threatened on Facebook Monday by a classmate’s boyfriend.

The 18-year-old said he was on Facebook at about 7:30 p.m. and attempted to “chat” with a female classmate who also was online at the time. The teen said the girl’s boyfriend answered using her account and told the teen he had 48 hours to disappear or else.

The teen said the girl’s boyfriend then sent him a photo of himself on Facebook holding a .22-caliber rifle. Deputies have copies of the Facebook message pages. The teen said he wants to pursue charges against the girl’s boyfriend.

Man reports car stolen by buyer

A man called authorities Tuesday after he said a woman who bought a car from him returned it, then stole it back.

The 46-year-old man said he sold a gold 1998 Chrysler 300M to a woman on Dec. 7 and she agreed to make monthly payments until the sale price was paid off.

He never received a payment for January. After several conversations with the woman, the man said she agreed to return the car because she couldn’t make the payments.

The two met at the Bi-Lo parking lot at 4480 Columbia Road at about 10 a.m., when she returned the car.

The man said that after the transaction, he went into a nearby McDonald’s to eat.

When he returned to the parking lot, the man said the car was missing.

The man said he received several text messages from the woman indicating that she took the car and mocking him.

He said he’d been threatened by the woman and her family, though he didn’t have evidence of threats.

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