MILLEDGEVILLE — 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
Theft by Deception
A woman at a Harrisburg Road address reported a fraud incident to the sheriff's office July 3. She told the deputy that she was contacted by a person representing the U.S. government sometime in March in regards to helping her get grant money. The representative informed her that if she sent a certain amount of money via Green Dot Money Pak card they would give her a grant. She sent a total of $1,809.54. She then received a call from a man claiming to be a detective who was investigating the Green Dot Money grant scam and he asked her to send another $400 to help in the investigation.
A deputy reported to a Presswood Street residence July 5 in reference to the theft of several items from the home. The victim told the deputy that he discovered his back door open and two missing prescription medications. The deputy noted in the report that the back door appeared to have been opened by an object used to pry it open. Along with a bottle of Digoxin and another bottle of Enalapril, the man also reported a Black and Decker saw and a cordless drill missing from the residence.
A store manager at a North Columbia Street department store reported a customer trying to pay for merchandise with counterfeit money. On July 2, the associate cashier told the manager that a man attempted to buy a pack of white T-shirts from the store with a counterfeit ten dollar bill.
-Compiled by Felicia Cummings