A teller at Century Bank mistakenly took a counterfeit $100 bill early Monday morning.
The teller told a Cartersville police officer that she took the money but didn't notice it until she was counting down her drawer later. She said the bill counter kept rejecting the bill and she asked another teller to look at it. After some deliberation, they agreed the bill was fake. The officer said in his report that the bill in question does have a water mark, the vertical security strip and marks the correct color with a counterfeit pen. However, there are no security threads on the bill.
Anniversary gift lands boyfriend in jail
A Cartersville man said he was attempting to show his girlfriend affection for their anniversary and wasn't trespassing as charged.
A Bartow County deputy responded to 73 Benfield Circle Monday night in reference to criminal trespass where he met with the complainant, head of the homeowner's association. She stated that she received a call from a witness who said the offender, identified as Branden Stone, was spray painting a vacant property driveway.
The complainant said she observed Stone paint a red heart with the number 44 inside the heart on the driveway. She told Stone that he and his girlfriend had to clean up the paint. They attempted with no success.
The deputy said he observed the red heart with painting on the upper right side of the driveway. The building owner stated he didn't want to press charges, but the damage was approximately $250.
Stone told the officer he was short on cash and it was their one month anniversary. He thought this would be a great idea. Stone said the number 44 is his lucky number. He was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.
Woman's identity stolen; taxes filed
A woman attempting to file her taxes discovered that her identity had been stolen. Cartersville police responded to 8 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in reference to a larceny report.
The officer was told by the complainant that her purse was stolen at a New Year's Eve party and she didn't report it because she never thought anyone would steal her identity. The complainant's Social Security number was rejected by the Internal Revenue Service.
She was advised by the IRS that on Jan. 16 someone filed two tax returns in her name. She said she is unaware of any suspects at the time and did not know the address where her belongings were taken.
Man ordered to pay for extra gas
A man refused to pay for gas at Red Barn Grocery Store on Monday night after he said the pump went over what he pre-paid for. A Bartow County deputy responded to a theft by service call at the store located at 1348 Cassville Road.
The deputy met with the complainant who said the offender refused to pay $31.43.
The offender told the deputy he thought the pump was set to $10 but it continued to $31.43. He said he didn't plan on spending that much and only had $20 on him.
The complainant agreed to take $20 with the understanding that the offender would pay the remainder on a later date. The deputy referred the complainant to Magistrate Court for further action if he does not receive the additional payment.