MOULTRIE -- A man reported on Monday that a settlement check sent to his old address was forged and cashed by the current tenant in January.

Randy Robinson reported the incident to police after speaking with the Klehr, Harrison, Branzburg and Ellers Law Office in Philadelphia. The law office told Robinson the check for $1,334.70, sent from their office, was cashed Jan. 27.

Reports said Robinson moved out of a residence on Northside Drive before the check arrived, and a female acquaintance moved into it. He stayed in contact with the new resident, asking her if the check had arrived there because the law firm told him it had been mailed.

She told Robinson it had not arrived, but reports said he later found out it was cashed in January. A South Georgia Bank branch in Tifton, where the check was cashed by the acquaintance, provided him a copy of the check. It showed she had signed for it, despite it being made out for Robinson.



Other incidents

Sam Goins of 10th Street Southeast reported a female acquaintance stole a safe with $100 cash inside and an engagement ring between 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday. The total value of the stolen items was $300.

Gina Thompson reported an unknown person broke a window of her rented property on Fifth Street Southeast and stole a Kenmore refrigerator and a Kenmore stove between 6 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Monday. Damage to the property and the total value of the stolen items was $820.

Shaun Tipton of Highway 133 South reported Monday an unknown person broke the windshield of his Fiat Spider with an unknown object. Damage to the vehicle was $500.

Carol Stripling reported an unknown person broke the handle of the toy storage shed's door at the Schoolhouse Learning Center on Hillcrest Avenue Southeast and stole two Big Wheel bikes, a box full of toy cars and a volleyball net between 11 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday. The total value of the stolen items was approximately $80.

Police on patrol noticed a Pepsi Cola vending machine damaged at the Express Lube on Rowland Drive Northeast Monday. The coin collection area was heavily damaged but no money appeared to be taken. Damage to the machine was over $600.

Leman Madison of East Bethel Avenue reported an unknown person stole a 3-month-old pit bull puppy from his residence between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. The value of the stolen puppy was $150.

Myrom Smith reported Monday a male acquaintance agreed to perform maintenance work on her Chevrolet Camaro two or three months ago, but a former owner of the vehicle saw it at the Auto Salvage Yard on Highway 319 North last week. The vehicle was sold to the salvage lot for $700.

Shirley Kinnett of Cool Springs Road reported an unknown person broke the front glass door of her residence and damaged televisions, broke mirrors, knocked holes in the walls and threw a chair through the back window Monday. An RCA five-disc CD player was found on the driveway and a GE DVD player was stolen. Damage to the residence was unknown at the time of report, and the value of the stolen DVD player was $125.

Keith Gay reported an unknown person cut the barbed wire around Demott Tractor on Sylvester Highway and stole a Yamaha Banshee 350 four-wheeler between 6 p.m. Sunday and 8:45 a.m. Monday. The value of the stolen four-wheeler was $5,000.



Arrests

Kenji Ramon Irvin, 20, of 802 Joe Louis Ave., was charged Monday with furnishing false information to police, duty to obey an officer and parole violation.

A 12-year-old boy was charged Monday with battery.

A 16-year-old boy was charged Monday with carrying a weapon on school property. The weapon in question was a pocket knife the boy had clipped to his pants pocket.

Ronald Lee Butts, 32, of 5542 Loris Lane in Camilla, was charged Monday with three counts of issuing bad checks.

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