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Peachtree City Police Department
Saturday November 27th, 2010 :: 09:45 p.m. EST

Church burglaries and check scams being investigated in PTC. Read full alert for all available details.

Church Burglaries:

The Peachtree City Police Department is investigating the burglaries of Peachtree City Christian Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church. These burglaries occurred overnight from November 22, 2010 to November 23, 2010, when unknown persons used a pry tool to force their way inside both churches and then into administrative offices. The objective of these crimes is currently unknown. Local businesses and churches are encouraged to increase the frequency of their bank deposits during this holiday season. If a suspicious vehicle or person is observed in the area of a business or church, please call the Fayette County E-911 center at 770-461-HELP (4357) to report it.

Bank Scams:

The Peachtree City Police Department is investigating recent cases of forged checks that are similar to other forged check scams in the Metro-Atlanta area. One subject was arrested on November 22, 2010 when he entered a local bank and attempted to cash a check that was fraudulently written in his name. These scams often involve homeless people acting on behalf of a third party, who is usually waiting in a nearby vehicle. Bank employees and citizens are encouraged to pay close attention to people who are acting strangely or unusually nervous while attempting to cash checks. Witnesses should take note of physical characteristics and clothing of the people attempting to cash these checks, as well as the vehicle description (make, model and color) and occupant information, as this information is very important. If such activity is observed, please call the Fayette County E-911 center at 770-461-HELP (4357) to report your observations.

If anyone has any additional information regarding these crimes or any other information, please call the Peachtree City Police Department at 770-487-8866, or the anonymous Tip Line at 770-487-6010.

-Captain Rosanna Dove, PCPD PIO

Peachtree City Police Department
350 Hwy-74 S
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 770-487-8866

Rosanna Dove
Office Of Professional Standards

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