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Man imprisoned for $100M surety bond fraud

Man imprisoned for $100M surety bond fraud

ATLANTA -- An Orange Park, Fla., man was sentenced to time in federal prison for operating a multimillion dollar surety bond fraud scheme.

DeKalb County and the city of McDonough received some of Eric Campbell's false bonds for construction projects.

"Mr. Campbell orchestrated a scheme whereby he defrauded numerous individuals, businesses, and state and local government of money based on false representations and promises," Veronica Hyman-Pillot, Special Agent in Charge with IRS Criminal Investigation, said in a release.

From August 2012 to July 2013, Campbell used a number of corporations to sell the bonds. He convinced contractors and government agencies to work with him by saying he had the authority to execute or issue surety bonds on behalf of affiliates of insurance company Chubb. Prosecutors said Campbell embossed the fake bonds with counterfeit seals and forged Chubb officials' signatures on them.

Henry County Walmart groper arrested

Henry County Walmart groper arrested

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Police have arrested the man accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside a Stockbridge Walmart.

The suspect groped and rubbed up against a female customer at the store on Hudson Bridge Road, according to Henry County Police Lt. Joey Smith. He may have also approached at least one more woman.

Smith announced Tuesday that a tipster helped investigators identify and arrest the suspect, 28-year-old Roderick Steele Moreland of Stockbridge. Moreland was charged with sexual battery.

Investigators are asking any other potential victims to call 911 or Henry County Police at 770-288-8387.

Teen arrested in Romanian crime crew ATM scam

Teen arrested in Romanian crime crew ATM scam

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Police say an alert bank customer helped bring down a member of a sophisticated crime ring. Henry County Police believe the teen arrested was a member of a Romanian crew scamming hundreds of customers with ATM skimmers.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Sophisticated ring stealing ATM users accounts

Sophisticated ring stealing ATM users accounts

MCDONOUGH, Ga --A well organized, sophisticated fraud ring is committing a crime that is becoming harder and harder to detect because of the technology they are using, according to Henry County Police.

ATM skimmers have been around for a long time but they are getting very hard for bank customers to detect. At one ATM in McDonough, 225 customers had their bank account information stolen, according to police.

So far, police have received reports from about 20 people whose accounts were breached. That leaves about 200 more who don't even know they're information was stolen. Lt. Joey Smith said the suspects haven't used their information yet, but probably will.

Lt. Smith said the suspects are using skimmers, electronic devices that are placed over the card slot on an ATM and when you put your card in, it scans your account information.

Thieves smash truck into Henry Co. Food Mart to try to steal ATM

Thieves smash truck into Henry Co. Food Mart to try to steal ATM

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Henry County Police are looking for two suspects who drove a truck into a convenience store to try to steal an ATM.

The attempted burglary happened Tuesday at around 5 a.m. at the Marathon gas station and Kelleytown Food Mart at the intersection of Kelleytown and Ariline roads in McDonough.

Surveillance video shows two suspects backing a silver Dodge Ram into the store several times. They eventually drive away without the ATM.

Anyone who can help investigators identify the suspects is asked to call Henry County Police at 770-288-8496.

Henry Co. shoplifting suspect stuffs gun in pants

Henry Co. shoplifting suspect stuffs gun in pants


STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – Henry County Police are looking for the public's help in locating a suspect they said removed a paintball gun from its packaging, stuffed it in his pants and left the store.

It happened at the Walmart store at 5600 North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge.

Surveillance video shows a black male wearing a black jogging suit bending over and removing the paintball gun from its packaging and examining it, before putting it in his baggy pants and leaving the store.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Harmon at the Henry County Police Department at 770-288-8264.