The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Buyer used forged bills
A Columbia County man told deputies Thursday that he sold some electronics to a man who paid with fraudulent cash.
The 31-year-old man said he listed an XBox One and four games for sale on www.craiglist.com for $500. The man said he got a call from someone wanting to buy the items. They agreed to meet at the Grovetown Walmart store. The man parked his truck in the parking lot a little after 5 p.m. The buyer called and told the man he was running a little late and asked where he was parked.
The buyer arrived at about 5:35 p.m. and walked up from the back of the man’s truck. He got out and the buyer handed the man five $100 bills folded up. He gave the buyer the items. Once home, the man showed his wife the money and noticed the cash was counterfeit. Each bill had a solid blue ink lines stripe down the middle and had the same serial number.
The man described the buyer to deputies, but wasn’t able to tell what kind of vehicle he was driving.
Woman’s car damaged
A Grovetown woman said Sunday that someone damaged her car.
The 19-year-old woman said someone cut a piece of the vehicle frame under the hood in two places. The woman said she doesn’t know when or where the damage happened.
The woman said she found the damage because the hood wouldn’t latch properly about a week prior.
The office manager of a Martinez home improvement business called authorities Friday stating she discovered nearly $50,000 stolen from the business.
The manager said someone forged and cashed several checks from Southern Siding and Window Co. on Bobby Jones Expressway. She said three checks totaling $49,500 were written to individuals, which the company doesn’t do. They were cashed at SunTrust Bank locations in Richmond and Columbia counties.
The manager said she personally signs all checks written to Southern Siding contractors and never signed checks written to individuals.
Woman gets death threats
A Grovetown woman said Thursday that someone threatened to kill her and her boyfriend.
The 20-year-old woman said she received death threats via text messages and phone calls from May 10 and Thursday. She said she began receiving the messages when she moved to her current home on Wrightsboro Road.
The sender of a text message called her names and said she was going to die. Another message said her boyfriend would die. The woman said she received a phone call from the same number the text messages were received from Thursday. The caller made similar threats.