The following accounts were taken from reports provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Evans man claims fraud by business partners
An Evans man told police Tuesday that two of his business partners had opened several credit card accounts, naming him on the applications.
The man said that between Nov. 7 and Tuesday, the two people opened seven credit card accounts on which they listed him as a guarantor without his permission. He said he had given the pair his personal information in April, when they had applied for a business loan together.
The man said he knew nothing about the credit cards, because the statements were mailed to a business address. He found out only when creditors called for payment.
Woman reports her bag, cards, cash were stolen
A woman called police Wednesday to report someone had stolen her designer handbag and used her debit card to withdraw money.
The woman said her Ford Expedition was parked in the driveway of a Rocky Ridge Drive home in Martinez in the early hours of Wednesday when someone entered it and stole her Louis Vuitton handbag, which was on the floorboard under a jacket. The bag contained credit and debit cards, a checkbook and a driver's license.
The cord to the Sirius satellite radio in the SUV had been cut, but the unit was not taken.
After contacting her bank, the woman learned that someone had used her debit card to make $200 and $300 cash withdrawals from an ATM. (Her PIN also was inside the purse.)
Vehicle is vandalized outside funeral home
A man told police Tuesday that a delivery driver warned him of a suspicious person around a Martinez funeral home.
He said that about 12:45 p.m., a delivery driver told him there was a man looking in vehicles behind Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Road. He then discovered both door windows of his car had been broken out, but nothing taken.
The intruder, the delivery driver reported, had already left the area.
Passports reported missing from residence
An Evans woman called police Tuesday after she discovered two passports missing from her home.
She said Tuesday that she, her husband and two housekeepers were at home. The passports and a silver watch were missing from her bedroom.
The woman said the thefts could have occurred months ago, because there were no signs of forced entry into the home. She spoke with the owner of a cleaning company, but was unable to resolve the matter.
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