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Police blotter

Posted: November 20, 2016 - 1:53am

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

 

TVs stolen from Cici's
Several television sets were stolen from a Martinez business while it was closed last week.

An employee at Cici's Pizza in the 4000 block of Washington Road called police early Nov. 13 after noticing that the televisions were missing and the back door of the business was ajar.

Upon arrival, police said entry to the store was made through the rear of the business by prying it open.

 

Man accused of shoplifting
A man accused of stealing a pair of shoes from a Grovetown business told police he planned to return them and that he was only trying them on.

David Alan Krzywda, 28, was reportedly seen removing a pair of shoes from a display box at Wal-Mart near Grovetown, and putting them on his feet. According to the incident report Krzywda later replaced the new shoes with his shoes in the box.

Krzywda then reportedly went to the electronics department where he was observed taking a wireless headset from its display case and placing it in his pocket.

A loss prevention employee contacted police after observing the theft and proceeded to follow the suspect to the nearby Goodwill store.

Police arrived to the Goodwill store and after advising Krzywda of the situation, Krzywda then told police that he was "only trying the boots on to see if he liked them, then he was going to return them," according to the incident report.

Krzywda was transported back to Wal-Mart and the property was retrieved by the loss prevention employee. Krzywda was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center on charges of theft by shoplifting and probation violation.

 

Martinez man reports fraud scheme

 

A Martinez man fell victim to a fraud scheme after attempting to sell an all-terrain vehicle.

The victim told police he received an offer and later a check for the full amount of the 4-wheeler, at $5,000, plus an additional $2,900 for shipping.

The subject asked the victim to deposit $2,900 into a Bank of America account for Moses Izevbigie to ship the vehicle.

The victim deposited the check into his account and transferred the $2,900.

After the victim sent the subject a receipt of the transfer he received a text message saying a family emergency came up and they could no longer afford the 4-wheeler and wanted to cancel the transaction.

When the victim returned to the bank, he was advised that the check was fraudulent and the transferred $2,900 could not be returned to his account.

 

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Sweet son

Martinez man reports fraud scheme

Most often we hear of scams being carried out that involve older citizens. We don't know the age of the gentleman involved but all of us who have elderly parents cringe when we see these stories.

My Mom at 87 is still a shrewd person with her money but now she checks with us on big expenditures.

Please be careful folks especially when dealing with folks you don't know and who send "money" in the form of "checks."

Don't ever trust deals of this type.