The following is information compiled from public records taken from reports of the Milledgeville Police Department and the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. It is our policy to not disclose the names of victims. These reports do not reflect guilt or innocence. An “arrest” does not always indicate incarceration. The charges filed are noted in the narrative.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office
Financial Transaction Card Fraud
On June 27 a woman reported to the sheriff's office fraudulent credit card activity under her name. She told law enforcement officials that her son had obtained credit cards using her name without her permission. He opened an account through Paypal approximately six months prior to filing the report. The account has an outstanding balance of $1,393.91. Upon speaking with her son, he told detectives that the accounts opened were created through a mutual agreement. He added that he was unsure as to why she would report the transaction as a theft since they own a business together.
Deputies were dispatched to a Butler Road residence June 24 in response to a burglary call. Upon arrival they spoke with the victim who said she discovered several items missing from her garage. A collection of jack stands, an Elderbrock brand air gap aluminum intake, two carburetors, a Chevrolet transmission, wrenches, two ratchet sets, and a saw were reported missing from the address.
Theft by Taking
A man at a Youngblood Road address reported the theft of a bathroom vanity from the property sometime before June 28. He told the deputy that he hired a handyman to do some work for him at the address and gave him a key to the residence. Upon checking the property, he noticed that a traditional bathroom vanity was missing from the home.
Milledgeville Police Department
Theft by Shoplifting
A store manager at a North Columbia Street department store reported the theft of merchandise by a woman on June 29. She told the officer that the woman was seen walking around the store but not shopping. After a few minutes, she attempted to leave, but was stopped by the beeping theft alarm on the doors. When the woman was told to come back inside, she ran out and got into a black Nissan Maxima.
Lost or Stolen Tag
A man at a West Charlton Street apartment reported the theft of his car tag occurring sometime before June 29. He told police that he parked his black 1991 Honda Accord in the apartment parking lot around 3 p.m. When he returned at about 9 p.m. he discovered that the tag was missing.
-Compiled by Felicia Cummings