Crime Briefs for Jan. 26
Officials seek suspects in card fraud
The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is looking for two people in connection with financial transaction card fraud.
The financial transaction card fraud took place at Walmart in North Augusta in December, police said. The suspects pictured tried to use several cards that were declined before using a card that was later reported to have fraudulent usage.
The victim had the credit card in her possession when the incident occurred and the credit card number was not hand-keyed by Walmart, according to police. Investigators are unsure of how the suspects got the victim’s card information at this time. The victim reportedly did not recognize the suspects.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detective Chris Toole at 441-4217.
Woman claims dogs killed her chickens
An Aiken woman reported on Thursday that dogs killed several of her chickens in the yard of her Grace Avenue home, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
The incident happened between 8 and 9:30 a.m., according to a report. The owner told officers seven of her chickens were killed in her yard, and that she’s had numerous ducks and cats killed in her yard by neighborhood dogs that were running loose.
Officers found several prints in the soft dirt that resembled paw prints. The case was forwarded to Aiken County Animal Services.