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Police seek parking lot scammer

Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:22 AM
Last updated 7:24 PM
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Police are searching for a man who posed as a store manager and scammed a customer at a Peach Orchard Road gas station.

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Police said the woman and her sister had just cashed a check at Station House, 2419 Peach Orchard Road, the afternoon of May 22 when they were approached by a man claiming to be the manager in the parking lot. The women told police the man claimed they had received too much money from the transaction.

When the customer handed him the receipt and cash, he and a woman ran toward Tudor Drive.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/29/14 - 11:12 am
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Check Cashing

It is a shame when people pay exorbitant fees for cashing a check. I realize that poor people can get by without bank accounts, but they surely lose a lot of money in check cashing transactions at pawn shops, gas stations, liquor stores, etc.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/29/14 - 11:34 am
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Either forgot to print a description?

Or maybe the victim had her eyes closed.

BTW: Check CASHING has its advantages.
If you're on assistance and working under another SSN it hides the extra $$$$$.

The 3% (years ago not sure now) for payroll checks was cheaper than having a bank account, paying for bank checks, fees and the general hassles that a bank Account presents.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/29/14 - 11:52 am
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If you are in South Augusta

If you are in South Augusta and anyone speaks to you in a gas station parking lot...put your hand on your weapon and be ready. They probably ain't just being neighborly. I can't believe they let ANYONE, manager or not, hold their cash.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 05/29/14 - 12:45 pm
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This Is Wrong

This is wrong, and sad on SO many different fronts. I'm still scratching my head. And this happened in broad open daylight !! The correct response would've been, "Let's go back to the office".

unapologetik
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unapologetik 05/29/14 - 01:25 pm
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dichotomy It's not about

dichotomy

It's not about South Augusta. Evans, Grovetown, anywhere...you approach me in any sort of parking lot, you're putting yourself in danger. Scams are very common in parking lots PERIOD.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/29/14 - 01:50 pm
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Not saying this is the case, but

Any one else notice how we seem to have a lot robberies without a good description on Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat night usually involving CASH?

For the non-lottery players,
....these Mega-Million and Powerball lottery nights

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/29/14 - 01:51 pm
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BTW:

We heard how bad a women got scammed, but how about the parking lot?

"Cops seek parking lot scammer"

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 05/29/14 - 02:26 pm
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It's getting pretty bad...

It's getting pretty bad when parking lots are being scammed. There is just no defense against that!

stuaby
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stuaby 05/29/14 - 08:43 pm
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Call off the search. It's

Call off the search. It's not worth the time. Detectives have enough to do. The women shouldn't have handed any money over to the guy. Lesson hopefully learned by the scammees. Let's move on.

We'll get him after he starts upgrading his crimes.

allhans
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allhans 05/29/14 - 08:48 pm
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Well, he sure looks like a

Well, he sure looks like a store manager.......: )

AFjoe
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AFjoe 05/30/14 - 08:37 am
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Friends in high places

I'll bet the PL scammer is an "associate" of work-a-bees at the check cashing business.
Most likely use code words to text their manager like "sucker just left".

jimmymac
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jimmymac 05/30/14 - 08:45 am
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ALLHANS
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I was thinking the same thing. The guy in the picture doesn't look like he'd be the manager of anything. Just plain stupid on the victims part.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 05/30/14 - 11:42 pm
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"The manager" doesn't look like he's missed too many meals.
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Life must be good as a grifter.

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