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Hayesville man charged with Credit Card Fraud

The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

A Hayesville man has been arrested by Towns County Sheriff’s Office in connection with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. From May through August 2013, the suspect allegedly participated in over 200 fraudulent transactions at various locations in Towns County, as well as locations in North Carolina.

Apec Atlantic Inc., based in Hayesville, reported the suspicious activity on their company credit card to the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, and detectives began an investigation. So far, the 200 plus transactions total nearly $14,000. George Lee Fuller, 63, of Hayesville, was arrested and charged and is now free on bond.

The Towns County Sheriff’s Office states that the case is still under investigation and more charges may be pending.


On an unrelated note,

Scam Alert from Towns County Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of continued recent calls to residents from persons claiming to be with the Social Security Administration. The callers are attempting to persuade citizens to give out social security numbers and other private information. This is an illegal scam and these callers normally call from a blocked number. When they do have a number, it is usually an overseas number. In any event, please be aware of this scam, and if you receive this type call, do not give them any information and report this to the Sheriff’s Office at (706) 896-4444.

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Posted in GA-Towns County, NC-Clay County, Regional News

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