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Police blotter

Posted: August 30, 2017 - 2:25am

Man victimized by online scam

An Evans man was scammed out of nearly $6,000 over the course of two months.

The victim told police he received a text from someone claiming to be a detective from South Carolina, who said a girl the victim had been speaking with on the dating website Plenty of Fish was falsely representing her age to appear to be over 18, according to the incident report.

The unknown subject told the victim he would face charges unless he gave the child's father $400.

The victim was told to go to the local Wal-Mart in South Carolina to send the money, which the victim did. The victim said the unknown caller continued to deceive him.

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Man nabs cash from checkout

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man suspected of taking money left at a store's self-checkout counter.

Police identified Chardonnay Ray Anthony as the man who was seen on surveillance footage taking money left by another customer.

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Accident under investigation

A workplace accident that killed a man at Hoover Treated Wood in Thomson is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and other authorities.

Deputy McDuffie County Coroner Paul Johnson confirmed the death of 58-year-old Johnny Bradshaw of Dearing, Ga. The accident happened about 3:30 p.m. at the treated wood facility on Wire Road.

An autopsy will be conducted at the GBI crime lab in Atlanta.

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