The following accounts were taken from reports provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Woman reports iPod she bought on eBay was box
A woman called police Tuesday after the package she expected to contain an iPod she purchased on eBay arrived empty.
She said she purchased the iPod on Dec. 10 from a Fayetteville, N.C., man. She received an e-mail from the man, who said he hoped she received the iPod because the last one he sold never arrived to its purchaser.
The next day, the woman received a notice from a Columbia County post office that a package had arrived for her. She opened it and found only crumpled paper.
She made a claim with the post office because the seller said in the e-mail that he had insured the delivery. She also made a complaint to PayPal, through which she had made the purchase.
Two women offering 'services' take items
Two men called police late Wednesday claiming two women offered them "services" and robbed them.
They said that while at the Motel 6 at 459 Park West Drive near Grovetown, two women walked into their open room door and "offered their services."
One man said that he stepped out of the room for a moment and that when he returned, the women, his cell phone and his roommate's vehicle keys were missing. The roommate said he did not notice them take anything.
Fraudulent debit card used for buying gasoline
An employee of an Evans Circle K store called police Tuesday after a man left a debit card from a closed bank account to pay for gas.
The woman said that between 2:50 and 3:10 a.m. Monday, the man entered the store at 318 N. Belair Road and left a debit card with the cashier and said he needed to fill up his car with gas and shop for other items. When the pump was turned on, he pumped gas and left without returning to pay for the gas or purchase anything else.
The clerk said when she went to work Tuesday, she tried to run the card to pay for the gas, but it was denied. While at Bank of America for store business, she asked whether the card had been reported stolen. She was told that it had not but that the account was closed Jan. 4.
Video-surveillance footage, the debit card and the gasoline receipt were turned over to the sheriff's office.
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