GPD arrests two in connection to scam targeting local businesses

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested two men – Gerald Deshazor, age 29, of Hampton, and Alondzae Reeves, age 32, of Jonesboro – in connection to a fraud case targeting local businesses. The GPD in March issued a fraud alert in reference to a scam involving two individuals using a U-Haul truck […]

Griffin PD issues fraud alert

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin Police Department is alerting businesses to a possible scam in the city affecting local hardware establishments. Officials say the GPD has received a report of a small sized U-Haul truck being used in connection with a scam involving stolen credit card information. This is also related to another incident reported […]

Sheriff warns of ongoing scam

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam reports Spalding County citizens are continuing to receive fraudulent phone calls from people identifying themselves as members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. The caller tells the citizen a warrant has been issued for their arrest or the arrest of a family member for failure to report […]

Griffin PD alerts residents to statewide scam

STAFF REPORTS ::: According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Griffin Police Department, a new scam has been reported within the state. Several people have reported receiving a call indicating that they have missed jury duty and must pay a fine over the phone or risk being arrested. This is a scam. If you have […]