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Police Blotter, May 14, 2014

Woman victim of scam artist

Posted: May 13, 2014 - 11:24pm  |  Updated: May 14, 2014 - 12:27am

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

 

Woman victim of scam artist

A Martinez woman told deputies Thursday that she was scammed into giving a former bank employee access to her bank account.

The 75-year-old woman said that a former employee of her bank convinced her to sign papers in February allowing the former employee to withdraw funds from the woman’s bank account. A bank employee did confirm that the former employee no longer worked at the bank, but did work with the woman while still employed there.

The woman said she was under the impression that the former employee was going to make her payments with interest. She has made no payments even though she withdrew $12,900 and $3,149.51 from the woman’s account.

 

Vandal moves woman’s car

A woman said Thursday that someone moved her car.

The 40-year-old woman said she left her car parked in the yard of her mother’s home since May 1. She got a call from her son at about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. He said he heard the dogs barking and he went outside and found her vehicle moved from its parking space.

The woman came to the house and said someone got into her vehicle, took off the emergency brake and put the car in neutral. The car rolled in reverse for about 60 feet. Whoever got into the car stopped it and left.

The woman said the car doors don’t lock and there was no damage to the vehicle.

The deputy checked and confirmed the emergency brake still works.

The woman said there have been suspicious people wandering around her mother’s property.

BBs hit house

A Grovetown man called authorities Saturday stating someone shot his house with a BB gun.

The 32-year-old man said that he noticed a set of exterior flood lights were broken at about 5:30 p.m. He also found several small holes in the siding on the outside of his home.

 

Pit bull stolen

A Grovetown man said Friday that someone stole his dog.

The 48-year-old man said that on May 5, someone stole his pit bull terrier from his backyard. He walked around the neighborhood trying to find the dog.

The man said a neighbor told him he saw a man with an eye patch walking the dog earlier that day.

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