Two men wanted for May 20 money scam
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying two men who allegedly “deceived” a woman with a money scam.
The Sheriff's Office reports the suspects approached the victim, Roberta Hall, on May 20 in the Walmart in North Augusta and convinced her she was going to receive a large sum of money if she contributed some of her own money to theirs and then prayed.
She drove both suspects to Augusta, withdrew money from two banks and went to her house for another $500. She gave the suspects the money and drove them back to North Augusta, according to Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel.
The suspects advised her that the large amount of money would be placed in the trunk of her vehicle, and she could retrieve it when she returned home, but she discovered that she was deceived.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1000.
Aiken man charged with hit and run
An Aiken man was charged with hit and run of an attended vehicle after he allegedly struck a woman's vehicle on Whiskey Road and then fled the scene on Saturday, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
The incident happened about 9:20 p.m. near Dougherty Road, according to a report.
The victim told officers she was traveling south on Whiskey Road in the far right lane and was slowing to turn when a vehicle struck her from behind, according to the report. She said the vehicle that struck her did not stop and continued south on Whiskey Road.
Officers located the vehicle at the owner's home on Sandstone Boulevard, according to the report. There was damage to the vehicle consistent with being involved in a collision with the victim's vehicle.
Juveniles wanted for allegedly egging cars
Several juveniles allegedly egged the vehicles of Walmart employees minutes after they were seen purchasing eggs inside the store on Sunday, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
The incident happened at Walmart on Whiskey Road about 6:20 a.m., according to a report.
“The complainant provided security camera pictures of several juveniles that he believes are suspects,” the report stated. “The complainant further advised these subjects were seen buying large amounts of eggs before they left the store.”
The victims stated they did not wish to report the incident.
Submitted Photo This surveillance photo shows a man wanted for allegedly deceiving a North Augusta woman in a money scam.×
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