A woman came to The Tifton Gazette’s office in response to the utility bill payment scam article from the Friday newspaper. She reported that she received a similar call where the caller knew her name, but then asked for information from her checking account. The caller told the woman that her bank information was necessary in order to send her a new Medicare card. The woman warns that these callers like to target elderly people.
TIFTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
Jamie Ray Harbin, 33, 541 Bussey St., Enigma, was charged Friday with DUI/alcohol.
Velton Ludden Jr., 38, 93 Branch Road, Tifton, was charged Thursday with speeding and driving with a suspended license.
Gustano Martinez, 24, 123 Eastside Church Road, Fitzgerald, was charged Thursday with speeding and driving without a license.
Samira Mendoza, 32, 167 Hannah Lee Drive, Omega, was charged Thursday with speeding and driving without a license.
TIFT CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Douglas Giddens Jr., 40, 775 Mill Pond Road, Ray City, was charged Friday with driving with a suspended or revoked license, operating a motor vehicle with suspended vehicle registration and a violation of brake lights and turn signals.
Taylor Evans Whiddon, 19, 15 Tolliver Way, Tifton, was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor of marijuana possession and possession of a schedule III drug.
OMEGA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Jeffrey William Maas, 42, 725 Peachtree Circle, Douglas, was charged Friday with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Erik Douglas Stephens, 22, 1610 US Hwy 41 North, Tifton, was charged Friday with child restraint violation, DUI/alcohol and DUI/endangering a child under 14.
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Evan Gattis, middle, is congratulated by teammates Jason Heyward, left, and Freddie Freeman, right, after his fourth inning grand slam home run against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday.
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Yet, there are still times when it’s a bit of an adjustment for the Atlanta Braves catcher.
Like when someone recognizes him in the grocery store.
“It’s a little weird,” the 26-year-old Gattis said. “I’m not used to that yet.”
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