The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Wal-Mart receives counterfeit checks
The accounting manager at the Evans Wal-Mart told police Tuesday her store received several counterfeit checks and checks linked to fraudulent accounts in December and January.
The manager reported at least 15 checks used to purchase more than $3,200 in merchandise from Dec. 15 through Jan. 14.
The checks, most posted from Bank of America and Crescent Bank, ranged from $72.46 to $373.02, according to the report.
North Carolina man reports Internet scam
A Fayetteville, N.C., retiree told police Tuesday that someone he had bought coins from over the Internet in January has used his credit card number to make purchases.
The retiree told police he bought eight rare U.S. coins for $8,094, but the seller in Everson, Wash., told him his payment through PayPal would not go through.
The retiree told police the Washington man told him he could accept a credit card number, which the retiree provided, as a form of payment.
The seller proceeded to make several unauthorized charges on the retiree's credit card and never sent the coins, according to the report.
Appling woman reports dog shot in woods
An Appling woman told police Monday that someone shot her dog Feb. 4 while he was outside in the woods.
The woman told police she let her dog outside at noon and when he returned to her home at the 2500 block of Scotts Ferry Road an hour later, she discovered he had been hit by a buckshot in the left shoulder.
Neither the condition nor breed of the dog was mentioned in the report.
Fire extinguishers stolen from buses
A manager with the Columbia County Transportation Department told police Monday that someone stole fire extinguishers from several buses between Feb. 3 and Monday morning.
A five-pound Badger fire extinguisher was stolen from seven school buses at the 5900 block of Columbia Road.
The extinguishers are valued at $40 each.
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