Cash missing from Macon police evidence room

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 8:23 AM
Last updated 7:28 PM
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MACON, Ga. — Records show that more than $1,500 has disappeared from an evidence safe in the Macon Police Department’s crime lab.

The Telegraph reported the thefts after reviewing several hundred pages of documents obtained through the Georgia’s open records law.

The newspaper reports that the money went missing between April 2010 and May 2011, and the apparent thefts were possible because of lapses in security and record-keeping.

Police say those problems have been addressed, but investigators still don’t know where the money went.

Macon police Maj. Charles Stone, head of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said he doesn’t think the thefts will affect any prosecutions. Stone said the case appears to be “strictly a money theft.”

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GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 09/30/13 - 09:40 am
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Was there a commissioners conference there

that our commisioners attended? Maybe they instituted a visitors tax while there?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/30/13 - 09:57 am
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Pattern

Isn't that about the same time the $25,000 went missing from the Augusta Tax Commissioner's safe?

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 09/30/13 - 10:07 am
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Office tax?

Makes you wonder....

dichotomy
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dichotomy 09/30/13 - 11:32 am
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"Police say those problems

"Police say those problems have been addressed, but investigators still don’t know where the money went."

Hmm, sounds like the same guys that investigated our Tax Commissioner's office.

my.voice
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my.voice 09/30/13 - 11:39 am
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"the apparent thefts were

"the apparent thefts were possible because of lapses in security and record-keeping"

REALLY? This is why you guys make the big bucks.

djkillaran
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djkillaran 09/30/13 - 12:17 pm
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The police can't guard nothing!!

The Police have a hard time guarding criminals let alone money. I wonder why they don't have a frederal bank hold the money, all them criminals around there. I'm not talikng about the ones who are locked up either.

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