The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Woman reports financial ID fraud
A Martinez woman told police Tuesday that someone tried to open a credit card account in the name of her husband, who is stationed in Iraq.
The woman said she received a call Monday from an American Express representative confirming that her husband wanted to open an account. She e-mailed her husband, who said he never tried to open an account.
The woman said she called an American Express representative, who told her someone had used her husband's personal information to open an account online. The person attempting to open the account used a Virginia address. The woman told police she instructed the representative not to open the account.
Checking account fraud reported
A Grovetown woman told police Tuesday that someone used her personal checking account to purchase pornography on the Internet.
The woman said someone she doesn't know used her information to get access to the account. She then found several unauthorized purchases on her bank statement. The woman had the bank put a hold on her account.
Pool supplies stolen from Appling home
A San Antonio woman told Columbia County authorities Monday that someone stole pool supplies from an Appling home she owns.
The woman said someone stole a $2,900 pool heater, 40 pounds of chlorine and plastic pool hoses from around her pool between Aug. 29 and Sept. 9. The woman said the heater had not been installed.
Counterfeit money found at restaurant
The manager of a Martinez Wendy's restaurant told police Monday that someone used fake money to buy lunch.
The manager of the restaurant at 3859 Washington Road said someone used a fake $10 bill to buy food in the drive-through window between 11:10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.. The bill was taken by police as evidence.
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