The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Wal-Mart employees and Columbia County Sheriff deputies say a Hephzibah man tried to steal hunting arrows by concealing them down the front of his pants early last week.
Willie Frank James Jr., a loss prevention officer at the Bobby Jones Expressway Wal-Mart,said he saw Christopher Ryan Newsome, 19, grab four arrows from sporting goods department.
Newsome then walked to the shoe department where he proceeded to shove three of the arrows down his pants and purchased a fourth arrow at the electronics department counter, according to officials. Wal-Mart loss prevention employees apprehended Newsome as he was leaving the store and he was turned over to a sheriff's deputy. He was charged with shoplifting.
The K-Mart on Washington Road was robbed last Tuesday when a couple returned a Samsung DVD/VCR player box without the player.
In a report filed by Anthony Jerome Moses and employee in the loss prevention department of the store, with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the unknown couple purchased the DVD player from a Richmond County K-Mart earlier that day.
They then substituted the DVD player for a Comcast cable box and returned the item to the Columbia County K-Mart, the report stated. The couple was refunded $212.92 in cash for the false item and left the store.
In a case of financial transaction card fraud reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Miguel Elmore, a deliveryman for Lotus Restaurant in Martinez, is accused of stealing from the restaurant by providing it with false credit card numbers.
In the incident report, Lotus' owner, King Yen Cheng, said Elmore accepted cash payments for his deliveries, kept it for himself and then supplied Lotus personnel with credit card numbers, obtained in an unknown manner, for the purchase.
According to the sheriff's office incident report, numerous bogus credit card transactions took place from Oct. 14 through Nov. 11.
Broken down, then stolen
Linda F. Cardo, of the 2000 block of Monte Sano Avenue in Augusta, reported her light blue Dodge Caravan stolen some time in the last couple of weeks, according to a report filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's department.
Cardo told deputies that her son, Isaac, was borrowing the vehicle when it broke down and he was forced to leave it on the shoulder of Annie Laurie Drive in Grovetown on Nov. 7.
Sometime between then and Nov. 19, the day she reported the accident, an unknown person or persons took the vehicle without her consent. Cardo said she didn't file a report sooner because she has been in California.
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