Crash on Bells Ferry kills man from White
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A fatal crash early Friday morning around 1:05 a.m. on Bells Ferry Road took the life of 25-year-old Lee Ingram Chung from White.

According to Georgia State Patrol, Chung was riding with driver Deltisha Moore northbound -- two miles north of Georgia State Route 20 -- in a 2001 Infiniti I30 when the vehicle left the road on the east shoulder, hit a utility pole, and then an embankment. Upon impact with the pole Chung was thrown from the vehicle -- also hitting the pole.

GSP responded and Chung was taken to Floyd Medical Center in Rome and later to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. GSP was notified of his death around 5:30 a.m.

Moore was taken to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment. No charges have been filed at this time.

Another syringe found in Walmart clothing

The discovery of another syringe in Cartersville Walmart clothing was reported to the Bartow County Sheriff Friday morning.

According to the complainant, her daughter purchased a pair of brown bedroom boot slippers from the store on Dec. 19. She found what appeared to be the broken top piece of a syringe with the needle intact in one of the slippers. The daughter was not stuck by the needle. 

Anyone with any information to the identity of those responsible is asked to contact the Bartow County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, Ext. 6029 or 6030.

Those who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call the Cartersville-Bartow County Crime Stoppers Tipline at 770-606-TIPS (8477).

Fire on Paige Street

Early Saturday morning around 1:57 a.m. firefighters responded to a fire at 25 Paige St. in Cartersville.

Both the Bartow County Fire Department and the Cartersville Fire Department responded. According to BCFD Sgt. Lisa Hahn, the BCFD brought two trucks to the scene and left around 4:25 a.m.

According to Hahn, the fire is still under investigation.

Secret shopper scam

According to a Cartersville woman, her attempts at becoming a secret shopper hit her wallet instead.

After applying online with TC Info Force Inc., the woman claims she received a letter from the company explaining she would be paid $350 -- however she would receive a check for $1,995.30 with which she was to wire $1,518 to Spain.

Based on the woman's account, the check arrived on Dec. 7 and she went to Wells Fargo to open a checking account -- as she did not want to use her account in case the check was bad. On Dec. 21 she deposited the check and was advised if the check was good it would clear within 12 to 24 hours. The woman called the next day and claims she was told that she could withdraw the money.

After the woman wired the money as instructed, she said she received a letter from Wells Fargo informing her that the check was no good. She was notified that she would have to pay the money back.

The woman has attempted to call TC Info Force Inc. but only receives a message.