You Can't Trust Anybody: Strange Northeast Georgia Police Stories of the Week
In Northeast Georgia, there are a thousand and one ways to steal.
An employee at Sally Beauty Supply in Bethlehem thought something was fishy when "Nancy" with "loss prevention" called and insisted that the employee wire some money over immediately. But Nancy was so persistent and threatening, the employee followed her instructions anyway. So the company's out $497.
There's giving away your employer's money, and then there's taking it, which a Winder woman is accused of doing from Peach State Roofing in Lawrenceville. The employee is accused of creating a fake employee, then having the paychecks go into her bank account.
Don't turn your back on a budding romance, either. A Bethlehem man told police that a woman he met online took off with his Cadillac el Dorado after they spent the night together. The car was later involved in a shoplifting incident.
If you're trying to gauge someone's trustworthiness, keep an eye on their leg. If they keep scratching it while you ask them questions, they might be hiding methadone pills. At least, that's what one Gwinnett County police officer discovered.
An Athens man was arrested on disorderly conduct charges after acting suspiciously with police. In this case, he's accused of being belligerent even after he was assured he wasn't a suspect after shots were reportedly fired.