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July 6, 2011

BCSO helps bust fraud ring

MILLEDGEVILLE — Detectives with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with the Atlanta field office of the United States Secret Service, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to help uncover a check and ID fraud ring in the Atlanta area last week.

Following several weeks of investigation, authorities served a search warrant on an apartment located in Fulton County and arrested 59-year-old Earnest Garrett, also known as Dock, in connection with a ring of fraudulent IDs and checks that have been circulating nationwide including fraudulent checks made up for 20 different banks in eight different states, including North Carolina, Alabama, New York, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Rhode Island and Georgia.

A woman, Allie Evans, 21, was also arrested.

 

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