Police seek shoplifter, forger

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Columbia County authorities are asking for the public's help to find two men -- a shoplifter and a forger.

Police are looking for a white male who tried to steal from the Evans Wal-Mart.

Store security officers believe the man has stolen from Wal-Mart in the past by taking large envelopes from the stationery section, filling them with stolen merchandise, and then slipping them under a fence surrounding the store's garden center.

On July 10, he attempted to do it again, but was thwarted by a large crowd in the garden center, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.

Instead, he exited the store after leaving envelopes containing DVDs, video games, razors and computer software underneath some exercise equipment.

Police believe the man is in his 30s, about 6 feet tall and weighs between 170 and 190 pounds.

Authorities also are looking for a man who stole checks from an elderly Augusta resident and used two of them to make more than $1,300 worth of purchases at the Lowe's in Evans.

The victim said his name was forged in those checks.

In a photo provided by police, the suspect is a black male wearing glasses, but no description was given in an incident report.

Reach Donnie Fetter at (706) 868-1222, ext. 115, or donnie.fetter@augustachronicle.com.

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happythoughts 07/24/09 - 07:00 am
How do these people look in

How do these people look in the mirror and like what they see? Answer, half-raised and no conscience or on drugs. Thanks parents who raised them.

enana031 07/24/09 - 07:48 pm
Dont be so fast to blame the

Dont be so fast to blame the parents. Each case is unique. I have known some rotten kids who came from good Christian homes where the parents did everything right. Adults make their own choices. Then again, a lot of today's society is being raised by deadbeat, crack smoking parents who don't give a rip about anything except how to live off the system and where to get the next high.

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