The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Thief steals baby goat
An Appling woman called police Wednesday after realizing that someone stole her baby goat.
The 26-year-old woman said that someone stole her 4-day-old Nubian Lamancha goat from her front yard around 1 p.m. The woman said she heard what sounded like a car door slam. She looked out the window, but didn’t see anything.
The woman said she then heard the mother goat bleating and went to investigate, but couldn’t find the baby goat. She even searched the surrounding yard and wooded area, but still didn’t find the goat.
The woman said since the goat was only four days old, it wouldn’t be far from its mother and knows someone stole it.
Forger hacked woman’s bank account
A Martinez woman said someone gained access to her bank account and used it to purchase computer equipment.
The 79-year-old woman said she received a letter from Bank of America stating her bank account got a $1 credit and that a new debit card was ordered after the credit was made on or about Feb. 5.
She said whoever did the transaction provided a name not belonging to the woman. The bank caught the fraudulent activity before a new card was issued.
The woman then said that she received an e-mail on Feb. 8 from Dell computer company that included a receipt for computer equipment purchased with her Dell account. The receipt showed that the items were shipped to a person of the same name as the one given to the bank.
Appliances stolen by evicted tenant
The owner of an Evans home called authorities Wednesday stating he believes a former tenant stole appliances and other items from his rental home.
The 40-year-old man said he rented the home out last year, but recently had the tenant evicted. When he arrived at the home for a walkthrough on Wednesday, he discovered a pool table, washer, dryer, refrigerator and stove missing. He gave no one permission to remove the items and there were no signs of forced entry into the home.
The man said he believes the former tenants took the items when they moved out.
Bookkeeper accused of theft from real estate office
A bookkeeper at an Evans real estate office was recently accused of stealing from it.
An agent at a real estate office on North Belair Road called authorities on Tuesday because she said it was brought to her attention that the office bookkeeper had been paid double on three occasions. When questioned by the agent, the bookkeeper said she wasn’t aware of any double paychecks and there must have been a computer error.
The agent said the business will conduct an internal investigation as well as prosecute the bookkeeper criminally.