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Frauds just keep on coming
Crime reports for May 19

The following reports were taken from Bryan County Sheriff’s Office and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

Water works — A Bryan County woman told deputies on May 9 that she twice had received notices in the mail regarding insurance on the water pipes in her home. She called the water company and was advised it was a scam, the report said.

Tax scam — A Bryan County man told deputies he received a phone call on May 11 from a man claiming to be with the IRS demanding a payment of $800 and if that he did not pay it, a warrant would be issued for his arrest. The IRS does not contact people via phone regarding tax payments.

Phone charger — An Ellabell woman told sheriff’s deputies on May 9 that she believes her cellphone has been hacked and that someone is able to know what phone calls she makes and what text messages she sends, but also that someone gave the phone a virus, thereby making it unusable. The report stated the woman believes her ex-husband, who lives several states away, is involved.

Detour — A Florida woman was arrested May 11 after being clocked driving 104 mph on northbound Interstate 95, then trying to elude police by taking exit 87, according to Richmond Hill police.

The woman told police she was en route to South Carolina, but purposely took the exit to evade police. She was arrested for reckless driving and fleeing to elude a misdemeanor.

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