Two Georgia men arrested with fake ID...

Two Georgia men arrested with fake IDs, checks

There are 13 comments on the News-journal.com story from Feb 15, 2009, titled Two Georgia men arrested with fake IDs, checks. In it, News-journal.com reports that:

A Department of Public Safety trooper recovered fake IDs and forged checks during a Thursday traffic stop on Interstate 20, authorities said Friday.

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Phil

United States

#1 Feb 23, 2009
why should this be a surprise?douglasville has became what atlanta was 10 years ago.THUG CITY

Since: Mar 09

Riceboro Ga.

#2 Apr 3, 2009
You got that right
lacosta

Florence, SC

#3 Apr 3, 2009
maybe these 2 crooks need to hook up with these other 2 crooks to make the fabalous 4

Ed McMahon likely has not even seen a check for so large an amount. So a few red flags and eyebrows were raised when two men walked into a Carrollton bank Wednesday with a check for $84 billion.
It was little surprise that police determined that the check and two others for $9 billion were counterfeit.
Ernest Walker-Bey, 48, of Seattle, Wash., and Billy Withers, 51, of Eagle, Idaho, were arrested and charged with three counts of first degree forgery.
"This is not your typical forgery case," said -Carrollton Police Lt. James Perry.
Perry said Walker-Bey and Withers walked into the Bank of America on Maple Street about3 p.m. Wednesday and presented the counterfeit $84 billion check to a teller for consideration in a financial transaction, and bank employees called police out of suspicion the check was fraudulent.
"We haven't had something like this happen in Carrollton before," Perry said. "Anytime you deal with a check for that amount of money there are usually arrangements made through attorneys and wire transfers, but it is very rare that
someone would come in person with a check of that amount."
After police determined the three checks the men had in their posses­sion were counterfeit, the men told officers they flew in from Los Angeles and drove to Carrollton with the check, according to Perry.
Perry said the men claimed the money from the counterfeit check — which was written to emulate a per­sonal check from someone in California — was to buy into one-half of the interest of a Washington-based pharmaceutical company they
worked for.
Police declined to give further details about the checks, pending the ongoing investigation.
"The amount we usually see in forgery cases are as low as $5 and often times in the thousands, but it is totally unusual to deal in any­thing in the billions," he said. "Although we don't believe they expected to leave with all of the money the check was for, they prob­ably expected to get an amount from the check."
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3itn is accused or unlawfully anc with malice aforethought causing the death of Mayfield by striking the victim in the bead with a stick and making false statements to CarroII County sheriff's deputies that an "unknown white male" struck Mayfield in the head with a stick or pipe.
Carroll County Sheriff's investi­gators said the attack stemmed from a dispute that arose while the two men were drinking alcohol and play­ing card games at Keith's home on Highway 100 just south of Bowdon. The grand jury indicted Carrollton resident Joseph Norman
Vanstavern, 33, Tuesday on two
unts of murder, aggravated ault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a gun or knife during the commission of a crime in the Sept. 7, 2006, shooting death of Joey Lankford Rush.
Sheriff's investigators said Vanstavern allegedly shot Rush, whom the suspect said had been stealing from him for years, when Vanstavern saw Rush and another man outside of the house on Carrollton-Villa Highway, where the suspect formerly lived.
Authorities said Vanstavern fled to his father's house before his father called 911 to report that his son had just told him he had shot
someone.
Vanstavern's attorney,- Carroll County PublirrDefender-John Howe, argued during a probable cause hearing that the incident was not an act of malice and there was a possi­ble self-defense since his client believed the men were stealing from him.
Grand jury findings are not a claim of guilt but a finding that enough evidence exists for the issue to go to trial. Anyone who is indicted by the grand jury should be pre­sumed innocent until their case is decided by either a judge or jury.
A complete listing of grand jury indictments will be published at a later date.
mmm15937

Deerfield Beach, FL

#4 Apr 3, 2009
I bet there is not 84 billion in cash in all the banks in North Georgia combined. What a bunch of morons.
Must be Democrats.

Since: Oct 08

Lithonia, GA

#5 Apr 3, 2009
mmm15937 wrote:
I bet there is not 84 billion in cash in all the banks in North Georgia combined. What a bunch of morons.
Must be Democrats.
They're trying to spead the wealth
Synergy

AOL

#6 Apr 3, 2009
They copied the amount off of some article about the stimulus bill. They thought that was their share.
sincere1

Atlanta, GA

#7 Feb 1, 2010
I'm very familiar with this case. All the men arrested were registered republicans.
Synergy

Alpharetta, GA

#8 Feb 1, 2010
sincere1 wrote:
I'm very familiar with this case. All the men arrested were registered republicans.
Yeah, right. If they were Republicans,they wouldn't need the money. lol
Joes Uncle Jeff

Riverdale, GA

#9 Feb 1, 2010
Trailer Parks across the nation woulds become extinct without the white trash Republican inhabitants.:)
The other Joe

Lithonia, GA

#10 Feb 1, 2010
Luckily, many of the crooks out there are totally stupid as well. What kind of mental degenerate could possibly think up as stupid a scheme as this? And how did they know how to write, much less make out a check for billions?

There must be more to this story than this. The church of Scientology must have something to do with it.
sincere1

Atlanta, GA

#11 Feb 1, 2010
your right synergy. They don't steal cash. Oh wait, that's right they still elections. Oh wait a minute. What was Bernie Madoff?
cathy hendrix

United States

#12 Feb 2, 2010
Bet they were either educated in villa rica or douglascounty.But if your going to do it WRONG, might as well DO IT RIGHT
Mr Grammar

Kendallville, IN

#13 Feb 7, 2010
Phil wrote:
why should this be a surprise?douglasville has became what atlanta was 10 years ago.THUG CITY
Sorry, friend. Moultrie is "Thug City" !

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