crime digest

The following is information compiled from public records 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. 

Milledgeville Police Department

Theft by Taking

An officer was dispatched to the Georgia War Veterans Home on Vinson Highway and spoke with an employee on behalf of a resident. The employee said that the resident notified him about some money being taken from him. The resident said he had a $5 bill, two $1 bills and $3 in quarters in a plastic bag in the drawer of the nightstand by his bed. The said he put the money there about three weeks ago when the store was closed. He said when he went back to the drawer, the bag was there but there was no money. 

Theft by Taking

An officer met with a woman on Friday, Oct. 4 reference to a theft at Walmart. The woman said she Lefter her blue and silver wallet in a shopping cart near the garden center of the store. She said she had prepaid debit cards, a Green dot card, her driver’s license and her children’s insurance cards in the wallet. She said one of the cards was recently used a McDonald’s. 

Theft by Deception

An officer met with a woman Oct. 4 in reference to a possible fraud. She said she met a guy through a dating app and he told her he would send her a check for $1,700. She said she deposited the check into her account. The guy told her to go to Walmart and purchase gift cards and send them to him. She sent him the gift cards but she started getting suspicious so she reached out to police and stopped all communication with the guy. She went to her bank and was told that the original check was fraudulent and the bank would be unable to return her money. 

 

-Compiled by Natalie Davis Linder

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