The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Cars damaged at sleepover
Several cars belonging to teens at a sleepover were vandalized Monday night with paintballs and silly string.
Six teens parked their cars on the street in front of an Evans home late Monday. At about 1 a.m., the teens heard a car alarm go off, but did not investigate. About 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, the teens found all six cars had been shot with paintballs and Silly String.
Someone also painted letters along the side of the cars that spelled out a derogatory word.
Store clerks find fake bills
The clerk at a Martinez convenience store called police Monday after a man attempted to use a counterfeit $50 bill.
The clerk at Circle K, 403 S. Belair Road, said that about 9:20 p.m. the man used a $50 bill to pay for two drinks totaling $3.28.
The clerk suspected the bill was fake, which was confirmed by a mark test done by another clerk.
The man then asked whether either of his two $100 bills were possibly counterfeit.
One of the clerks confirmed that one of the bills also was fake. He told police he got the bills from work, but could not remember who gave them to him, and said he was unaware they were counterfeit.
Purse, other items stolen
An Appling woman called police Tuesday after discovering her purse missing from her SUV.
She said that about 8:15 a.m. her husband found the door to her Chevrolet Tahoe and the garage door open. She said she left the Hermes Birkin purse, worth $10,000, on the front seat.
Also missing were a Hermes Birkin wallet valued at $3,500, five pairs of Chanel sunglasses valued at $2,500, $450 in cash, a checkbook and several credit cards.
She said she normally leaves her vehicle unlocked in the closed garage during the evening.
The garage door could have been accidentally left open, she said.
Her husband's BMW, which also was parked in the garage and left unlocked, was entered, but nothing was stolen.
Debit card fraud reported
An Evans teacher told police Tuesday that someone made more than $2,000 in fraudulent purchases with his debit card.
The 30-year-old said he found three unauthorized "pending" charges to his bank account.
The transactions were made to three historic-preservation organizations.
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