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Credit Card Balance Grows by $20K after Fraud Reported

The following information was supplied by the Milton police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A Milton man reported to police last week that someone has had a Discovery credit card opened in his name since 2001, and the balance is now above $33,000.

A collections company contacted him in April looking for payment on a balance of almost $13,000. But he told them he didn't have a Discovery card. A check of his mother's maiden name and his billing address showed the card was wrong on both counts.

Broken Tag Light Leads to DUI Charges

A 44-year-old Roswell woman who was stopped because her tag light was out ended up in more hot water with Milton police when she was charged with DUI-alcohol and DUI-drugs–and for the broken tag lights.

The Milton police officer stopped her car at Hwy. 9 and Webb Road on Oct. 3 at 2:06 a.m. He reported smelling alcohol on her breath, though she denied having had anything to drink. She did tell the officer she was taking a prescription drug for a foot injury that had a label saying to use caution when operating a motor vehicle. 

Teen's Laptop Stolen from Home

A Milton teen and his mother reported to Milton police on Oct. 3 that someone stole his Macbook Pro laptop from their home.

The $2,100 computer apparently was taken by someone who stole one of his house keys, the teen told police.

Passing Across Double Yellow Lines Invitation for Charges

Driving past a Milton police officer 20 miles above the speed limit and on the wrong side of the road is not a way to avoid notice.

A Woodstock man who said he was on his way home from work at 12:49 a.m. on Oct. 6 was stopped after passing another vehicle by crossing a double yellow line on Arnold Mill Road. He was recorded as driving 66 mph in the 45 mph zone. Milton police cited him for DUI, speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road.

Milton Woman Suspects Identity Stolen at Timeshare

After someone in Los Angeles tried to open up a Sears-CitiBank card using a Thompson Road woman's identity, she put a freeze on her credit and a fraud alert.

Citi-Bank refused to issue the card because she already had a Sears-CitiBank card. Equifax also told her to filed a police report, which she did on Oct. 6.

The woman believes her identity may have been stolen at a timeshare meeting, during which a sales representative had difficulties running her credit card and said he had to take it to another office.

Canton Man Faces Speeding, DUI Charges

A Canton man was arrested for DUI after a Milton police officer spotted his vehicle going 65 mph in a 45 mph zone on Arnold Mill Road.

The 62-year-old man was cited on Oct. 8 at 1:17 a.m. for DUI and speeding.

Driving Who Wanted Help to Avoid DUI Heads to Jail

A 35-year-old Ball Ground man who tried to get help moving his car completely off Bethany Bend instead got a trip to jail on Oct. 12.

The motorist asked another man to help him so he could avoid getting a DUI, but the local resident instead went home and called Milton police.

The man was cited for DUI, failure to maintain lane and expired tags.

 For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.

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