Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A suspect stole $15,100 from the victim's checking account by transferring it into a fraudulent account.
A Milton man trying to withdraw some money from an ATM on Aug. 17 discovered $15,100 was transferred out of his checking account, putting his daughter's college tuition in jeopardy. The victim told Milton police on Aug. 18 that a Wells Fargo branch employee told him a woman had opened up another checking account, listing herself as the primary owner and him as the secondary owner. This suspect linked his account with the fraudulent checking account, transferring the $15,100 without his knowledge. He said his bank reimbursed him for the missing money, putting it into a new account after closing his original checking account. He has called his other banks to tell them about this fraud, and to flag his accounts for any suspicious activity. …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Milton police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Walmart store manager looking for evidence of time card fraud by an employee found the problem was much worse than expected. The employee, who was supposed to prevent shoplifting, instead allegedly was seen shoplifting from the store, and two other employees were spotted in the same security vide review also taking items without paying for them. Milton police responded to the store manager's call on July 9 about the three employees being detained for shoplifting. The loss prevention officer was allegedly spotted shoplifting a laptop, an iPad, two cellphones, video games and other products worth approximately $3,500. Another employee was spotted on video taking a laptop and two webcams worth just under $1,000. A third employee took in an …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Liz Hausmann hosts fair for those facing housing difficulties.
According to RealtyTrac, Fulton County led all counties in Georgia in total foreclosure activity for the first quarter of 2011. Georgia had the sixth highest state foreclosure rate in the nation in March. One child in every classroom in the nation is at risk of losing his or her home. District 3 Commissioner Liz Hausmann said that one in six families in Fulton County, as well as in Georgia, is facing foreclosure. She hosted a fair this Saturday at Alpharetta High School to help individuals and families that are dealing with this difficult situation. "Well, as you know, the housing situation has been quite dire in our state, and Fulton County is in the lead in foreclosures," she said. "Fulton County offers assistance programs to help …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The social media discussion precedes a Foreclosure Prevention Fair coming to Alpharetta on Saturday.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Thousands of Fulton County households are facing threat of foreclosure. But, Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann hopes to help prevent as many as possible. On Thursday, June 9, from noon to 1 p.m., residents can Tweet in their questions about foreclosure prevention, loan modification and other critical housing questions to Hausmann and a Fulton County housing counselor. The pair will be answering residents’ questions via Fulton County's official Twitter feed live. In addition to questions related to foreclosure prevention, residents can get their questions answered about affordable housing, down payment assistance and other programs. Residents seeking additional information are encouraged to attend Fulton County's Foreclosure …