The Union Recorder

October 8, 2013

Crime Digest, Oct. 8, 2013

Crime Digest

The Union-Recorder


On Sept. 27 an officer responded to a call of a forged check at a South Wayne Street business. The owner stated that a man cashed a check for $2,800 made out to him from the State Farm Insurance Company. The following day, the check was returned to the business as a fictitious check.

Theft by Shoplifting

A Walmart loss prevention employee reported the theft of clothing from the store by a female Sept. 27. The woman was seen placing four pairs of jeans and approximately seven pairs of panties in a large purse. With the items concealed in her purse, the woman attempted to leave the store without paying for them.


An officer responded to an alarm at a South Wayne St. pawn shop Sept. 23. The officer noticed that the side door to the business had been kicked in. After securing the scene, the owner was notified. Upon arrival to the pawn shop, the owner surveyed the store to see if any items had been taken. No items were reported missing.

Entering Auto

On Sept. 24 a woman reported the theft of her purse and debit card from her vehicle while it was parked at a Habersham Street location. When leaving to go to class, the woman noticed that someone knocked out the window in the front passenger side of her car and taken her purse. Her purse was recovered behind a nearby building. The only item missing from the purse was her Wells Fargo debit card.