The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Woman sells fake gold bars
An employee of a Martinez jewelry store called authorities Thursday after discovering he had bought a fake gold bar.
The employee of The Gold Shop on Washington Road said that two days earlier, a woman came into the store to sell a Suisse 10-gram gold bar, which she presented in a sealed package. He said the bar had all the appropriate markings and appeared to be authentic. He paid the woman $275 for the gold bar.