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Wanted restaurant owner turns himself in

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 5:41 PM
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The owner of a Martinez restaurant wanted for financial identity fraud turned himself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon.

Gregory Allen Glover, 45, of Martinez  Special
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Gregory Allen Glover, 45, of Martinez

Gregory Allen Glover, 45, owner of St. Louis Original Hamburgers on Furys Ferry Road, was wanted by Columbia County authorities for allegedly trying to use someone else’s Social Security number to open a bank account.

Glover turned himself in at about 3:30 p.m., according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

On Aug. 16, the manager of First Bank at 375 Furys Ferry Road called police stating that Glover, of Valhalla Drive in Martinez, tried to use a Sylvester, Ga., woman’s Social Security number to open a business account, according to a sheriff’s office incident report. Glover previously opened business accounts at the bank in 2004 and 2007 under the name Southern Builders and Land Developers. He was listed as the owner and signer for the business.

The manager said she called Glover stating she’d found a Social Security number that didn’t match the one he’d used to open the previous accounts. Glover told the manager that bank personnel must have made an error with his Social Security number in the set-up of those accounts, according to the report. He then quoted the fraudulent number as his own.

Authorities announced Sept. 9 that Glover was wanted for two counts of financial identity fraud.

Glover is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, Morris said.

The incident led to Glover’s third arrest in Columbia County on similar charges. He was arrested in June 2009 after refusing to pay a local plumbing company the total amount the owner said Glover owed.

Glover was arrested again in November 2009 for deposit account fraud, Morris said. In February 2009, the owner of Howard Lumber Co. said Glover opened an account at the building supply store in the name of Southern Builders and Land Developers and quickly accrued a $5,000 balance. He sent a $1,780.75 check to Howard Lumber dated Feb. 1, 2009, but it was returned for insufficient funds. Glover came into the store in June 2009 and promised to make good on the check, but never did.

During the same arrest, Glover faced charges of deposit account fraud, negotiating a fictitious check and first degree forgery. A vice president of F & M Bank on Evans to Locks Road in Martinez, told deputies on Nov. 6, 2009, that Glover presented a $9,8735.47 check from Safeco Insurance Co. for deposit into his personal account, according to the incident report. The funds were deposited, but the check was later returned as counterfeit.

The vice president of the bank said Glover then went to two other banks where he wrote two checks for $8,149.21 and $1,686.26 from his personal account, according to the incident report.

The four charges were disposed of in Columbia County Superior Court on Feb. 4, 2011. Glover pled guilty to one count of deposit account fraud as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the District Attorney’s Office, according to court documents. He was sentenced to pay restitution, a $500 fine and serve three years on probation.

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Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 09/24/13 - 06:34 pm
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Boy, this dude sounds like a

Boy, this dude sounds like a regular Rockefeller, doesn't he? His inability to handle his finances honestly has led me to totally ban my family from eating at his hamburger shack! I can't believe it's still open. If he doesn't pay his bills, how is he going to buy quality food to serve? Or be able to pay to have good employees?
Oh, I don't have to worry about it anymore.

harley_52
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harley_52 09/24/13 - 06:55 pm
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Anybody Know If...

...his restaurant is still open (St. Louis Burgers)?

leebraxjr
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leebraxjr 09/24/13 - 07:11 pm
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It was last week

based on comments from earlier. The employees were running the business. My question is are the employees going to get paid or is this crooks lawyer going to freeze all assets as payment for this clown.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 09/24/13 - 07:51 pm
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From burger joint to the real joint.

It wasn't very good food even before these financial whoopsies. Avoid. (If you must eat there, pay in cash so your checking account/credit card/debit card numbers are not exposed to the joint).

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/24/13 - 08:02 pm
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Wasn't

there a heist of 2 meat carrying tractor trailers a few days ago?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/24/13 - 09:51 pm
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Haunted

That restaurant location is haunted. It all started when the first restaurant to locate there (Raisin’ Cane, I think) appealed to the Columbia County Planning Department to cut down some trees which they said were hiding their sign on Furys Ferry Rd. Some bureaucrat in the department said, "Go ahead," and the franchise owner cut down some substantial-sized oak trees that were planted by Publix to comply with the county tree ordinance.

Commission Chairman Ron Cross put on his pouty face for the news media and said he was disappointed, but he did not make the franchise owner compensate by planting substantial trees. Instead, they compromised on some wimpy crape myrtles.

Anyway, ever since then, all restaurants that have located there have gone bust.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 09/24/13 - 09:54 pm
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Not a good location and too

Not a good location and too much noise inside.

harley_52
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harley_52 09/24/13 - 10:15 pm
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I Liked Their Hamburgers...

...so did my granddaughters.

Guess we were just lucky.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/25/13 - 06:30 am
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Detroit Hamburgers would be more appropriate. RICO????
Unpublished

Detroit Hamburgers would be more appropriate. RICO????

David Parker
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David Parker 09/25/13 - 10:31 am
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Just not a part of the $10

Just not a part of the $10 burger culture here. They can have it.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 09/25/13 - 12:00 pm
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Update to story

Reporter Jenna Martin is working on an update to this story that should be available later today. She said that they will be open tonight and have no plans to close in the future.
I also spoke to the Advertising VP. He said that we will follow this story as it develops and, as always, we will keep our Daily Deal customers in mind.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/25/13 - 02:48 pm
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Ambitious Employees

It would be an unusual and inspiring event if the employees kept it going on their own. They would take over the bill paying and everything else. Divide the money that was left. Possibly later they would end up owning the thing. Capitalism motivates.

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