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Man spends counterfeit money at Walgreens

Man spends counterfeit money at Walgreens


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HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Henry County Police are looking for a man who used counterfeit money to make a purchase at an Ellenwood pharmacy.

The man passed four fake $100 bills at the Walgreens on Fairview Road, according to Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith. He apparently bought a Green Dot prepaid debit card with the phony money.

Surveillance cameras inside the store captured clear images of the suspect, as well as footage of him driving away in a white Dodge Charger.

Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

DECATUR, Ga. -- An elementary school principal is among 14 people the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested in a sting operation targeting suspected child predators.

Dr. John McGill, principal of Mt. Carmel Elementary in Douglasville, is being held in the DeKalb County Jail.  He has been suspended from his position. He is due in court for his first appearance Tuesday.

11Alive's Blayne Alexander reports that the Douglas County School System superintendent announced on Monday that Dr. Sandra Williams will serve as interim principal of the school effective March 10. Williams is a retired former principal of the school. The central office will handle administrative duties until Williams arrives.

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Ex-paraprofessional accused of workers' compensation fraud

Ex-paraprofessional accused of workers' compensation fraud

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A former Henry County Schools paraprofessional is accused of defrauding the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation.

Warrants have been issued for 40-year-old Beth Ealey's arrest. She faces 52 counts of unlawful receipt of workers' compensation benefits.

Stan Bexley, director of the State Board of Workers' Compensation Enforcement Division, said Ealey was injured in 2008 while employed by the Henry County School System. She told the district that she planned to resign and move to Florida.

In August 2012, Ealey accepted a teaching job in Putnam County, Fla., but did not tell Henry County that she was no longer disabled. She also did not tell the Putnam County School District that she claimed in Georgia to be totally disabled and was receiving benefits, according to Bexley.

Man arrested for stealing cash drawer from Aldi

Man arrested for stealing cash drawer from Aldi

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Henry County police have identified and arrested the man accused of robbing a grocery store last month.

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The robbery happened Jan. 7 at the Aldi on Jonesboro Road in McDonough.

Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said the suspect, Douglas Brock of McDonough, made a one-dollar purchase. When the cashier opened the register to give him change, Brock snatched the cash drawer and then ran.

Surveillance cameras captured images of Brock leaving the store with the drawer.

A Facebook tip led police to the suspect. Brock is now being held in the Henry County Jail.

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Police looking for driver who hit cyclist

Police looking for driver who hit cyclist

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Henry County police are working to identify a driver who hit a cyclist and then left the scene.

The female cyclist was struck on Rocky Creek Road near McDonough Hampton Road in Hampton last Friday at around 7:30 p.m. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said the suspect's car left behind parts matching a green 1996-2000 Honda Civic EX.

Smith said the car lost its passenger side mirror in the crash. It also should have additional damage to its passenger side.

Anyone with information in this hit-and-run case is asked to call Henry County police at 770-288-8281.

Henry County dog stabbed in the face, survives

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A Henry County dog is recovering from a brutal case of animal cruelty that left a switchblade lodged in his face.

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"It was horrible," the dog's owner Jakie Cross said. "I wish my son never had to see that."

Cross says her 11-year-old son discovered the family dog - a Rottweiler mix named 'Girl' - on the porch Tuesday morning before school. Someone had stabbed the dog in the face with such force that the knife lodged in the animal's snout mere inches from its eye.

"I don't know who could do that to an animal," Cross said.

Cross rushed the injured animal to Mallards Landing Veterinary Hospital about five miles away. The vet was able to dislodge the knife and close the wound. The dog is expected to make a full recovery.

The Cross family says they don't know if the dog interrupted a would-be burglar or if someone has a vendetta against the family.

Couple tries to steal TVs from Walmart

Couple tries to steal TVs from Walmart

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Henry County police are working to identify two suspects who tried to shoplift from a Stockbridge Walmart.

The man and woman attempted to take two large televisions from the store on Hudson Bridge Road on Jan. 6.

When Walmart loss prevention officers stopped the pair at the door, the suspects abandoned the TVs and ran.

Surveillance cameras inside and outside the store captured the suspects running through the Walmart parking lot and escaping in a gold SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Henry County police at 770-288-8494.

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