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Recent crime reports

The following information was taken from Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports.

March 23

Phone scam — A Richmond Hill woman reported that she was contacted on her cellphone and told she had won $28 million, a motor home and a 2015 Mercedes through a Publishers Clearing House contest, but that she would have to pay the IRS a 1 percent sales tax on the value of the motor home and the Mercedes.

The caller instructed the woman to send the money via Western Union to a man in Blackshear, at which time she became suspicious, according to the report. She told the deputy when she started asking questions the caller hung up.

Verizon indicated that the call had originated from Jamaica, the report said.

March 27

Aggressive dog shot — An Ellabell man told a BCSO deputy two bulldogs chased him on his Mannie English Road property, where he shot one of them. The deputy searched the area but could not find either dog or the owner.

The BCSO referred the incident to the Bryan County Animal Control Department.

The following information was taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

March 19

Shortchanged — A cashier at Food Lion is accused of taking about $200 over several weeks by shorting customers $1 each when giving them change. An RHPD officer reported that the woman was fired and given a criminal trespass warning not to return to the property.

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