A Grassview Drive resident received a letter dated July 23 from AT&T, which told him someone opened an account his name, and he owed the company $1,877.89.
However, the Milton resident told the company he never opened an account with them. AT&T has taken care of the unauthorized account and he is not liable for any payments.
The man told Milton police on July 31 that he has had other fraud problems since listing a home on Region Trace for rent. He had been notified by the real estate website Zillow that his listing was on Craigslist fraudulently. He checked, and the listing was on Craigslist, with a rent that was $400 cheaper than he was asking. So he contacted the poster and pretended to be interested in renting. The person who emailed back pretended to be his wife, and said he had no time for her.
The Craigslist post also told those interested to ignore any signs in the yard or on the Internet.
Chickens Killed, Missing After Neighbor Forgets to Close Gate
A Redd Road resident forgot to close the gate on the fenced area of her yard that keeps her dog at home on July 29, and now her Milton neighbor has five dead and five missing chickens.
It's not the first time the dog has attacked his chickens, the victim told Milton police. The last time his neighbor paid for the chickens he lost, but this time he told police he wants the dog removed from the neighborhood.
The officer said that would be a last resort. The dog's owner was issued a citation for animal at large and given a court date.
Credit Union Finds Fraudulent Withdrawal from Milton Man's Account
An Old Northpark Lane resident reported that his credit union someone withdrew $458.83 from his account in an act of financial fraud on July 30. Adding insult to injury, his account was charged a $4.59 transaction fee for the theft.
The Milton police officer advised the victim to get a new ATM card.
Generator, Chainsaw Stolen During Grocery Store Trip
A Cogburn Road couple headed out to the grocery store at 5 p.m. on Aug. 3, only to find a generator and a chainsaw were missing when they returned home.
The couple told Milton the two items were valued at $1,250.
Credit cards, Briefcase Stolen Out of Car
A Milton resident said when he returned to his car after golfing at Alpharetta Country Club on Aug. 3, he found a window was broken out and he his briefcase had been stolen.
The victim was missing four credit cards, a gas card, a pair of glasses and an appointment book.
Also on Aug. 3, another Milton resident reported a car break-in. The Springwell Lane resident reported to Milton police that someone broke into his wife's car and stole her iPod Touch the night before.
Another neighbor had seen someone pulling on car door at 1:45 a.m., but didn't report it to Milton police until 8:30 a.m.
For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.