The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Car reported stolen from Martinez car lot
The sales manager of a Martinez used-car dealership told police a vehicle was stolen off the lot between the evening of Dec. 10 and Monday morning.
The vehicle, a purple 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager valued at $4,050, was discovered missing from Car Connection in the 3000 block of Washington Road at about 8:40 a.m. Monday.
The keys belonging to the minivan were missing from the office, according to the report.
Cash missing from Kmart cashier
A manager of the Kmart on Washington Road in Martinez told police Monday that a man deceived one of his cashiers and made off with $250 on Dec. 10.
The money was taken at about 11 a.m. during a transaction. The manager said a man dressed in a cap with a purple pullover and wearing gold chains around his neck bought a bottle of water priced at $1.23 and paid with a $50 bill.
The man then asked the cashier to make change for him for several bills in various denominations, speaking quickly to confuse the cashier, the manager told police.
When the cashier balanced her register, the money was missing. The manager also told police that a similar incident was reported to him by the manager of the chain's Gordon Highway location in Richmond County, and that the man fit the same description. The report did not list a date or time of the second incident.
Altercation reported at a car dealership
The owner of a Martinez used-car dealership told police that the husband of an employee threatened him with a gun Tuesday night.
The owner of Samuels Auto Broker Inc. on Commercial Drive told police that the husband came to his dealership to talk, saying that his wife worked too many hours and that it was a strain on their marriage.
The car dealer said the husband became irate when the dealer would not fire the wife, and the husband showed the dealer his gun, secured in a holster, and threatened to shoot him.
The husband was later stopped by police and a gun in a holster was found in the glove compartment of the vehicle, but the husband said he did not threaten the man or pull the gun out of the car, according to the report.
The car dealer refused to press charges, and no arrests were made in the incident.
Harlem woman charged with credit card fraud
A 25-year-old Harlem woman was charged with financial transaction card fraud after she made two purchases at an Evans store with another woman's credit card, police said.
Amanda Jane Frazier, of the 5000 block of Gisela Drive, was arrested after being accused of making two purchases at EB Games on Washington Road in Evans with a North Augusta woman's credit card Monday.
Both purchases were in the amount of $48.13, but the purchased items were not specified in the police report.
The credit card was reported stolen in Richmond County. Frazier was transferred to the Richmond County Detention Center from the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday.
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