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Dunwoody police arrest man for theft by conversion

Dunwoody police arrest man for theft by conversion

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Officers with the Dunwoody Police Department have arrested a Douglasville man for felony theft by conversion.

The police recently received information on suspicious withdrawals from a certain drive-up ATM located in the Perimeter business district. Apparently, someone had withdrawn large sums of cash totaling more than $43,000 after midnight on three consecutive weeknights.

These transactions were completed from several different bank accounts and took longer than 30 minutes.

Dunwoody police began monitoring the overnight activity at the ATM, which allowed them to watch a man drive up and conduct several transactions over the course of eight minutes.

When officers approached the car, they noticed a number of debit cards and stacks of $20 bills in the passenger's seat.

Douglasville homes sprayed with hate graffiti

Douglasville homes sprayed with hate graffiti

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The Cedar Mountain Park subdivision in Douglas County was struck with hate vandalism early Sunday morning.

Several homes and driveways were spray-painted with racial and anti-Semetic slurs.

One of the victims, who wished to conceal her identity, told 11Alive she was unaware of the vandalism until leaving her house early Sunday morning to attend church. She said she was stunned by what she saw and immediately at a loss to explain to her small son what the word "Nazi" meant.

The woman went on to express how baffled she was that such a thing could happen in the neighborhood that her family was one of the first to move into. They had never encountered any problems until this incident.

Those responsible for the crime face property-damage and hate-crime charges.

Man Sentenced for Operating Chop Shop

Man Sentenced for Operating Chop Shop

BREMEN, GA -- On Wednesday, Dec. 22, Michael W. White, 46, of Bremen was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge J. Owen Forrester to serve more than three years in federal prison on charges of altering a vehicle identification number and committing offenses while on federal bond.

"This defendent made the serious mistake of committing additional crimes while he was on federal bond," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. "He has now been sentenced to almost four more years in federal prison for the crimes he committed while out on bond. This case should be a lesson for any defendent released on a bond: if you commit additional crimes while on bond, you are looking at additional time in federal prison."

White was sentenced to three years, 10 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution to victims in the amount of $55,800.

Douglasville Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography

Douglasville Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- On Monday, Dec. 20, Richard W. Rodgers, 42, of Douglasville was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. to federal prison on a charge of receiving child pornography.

"Thanks to the work of an undercover FBI agent, this offender has been prosecuted for receiving more than 1,000 images and many videos of child pornography and making hundreds of those images available for other via the Internet," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. "Today's sentence is a reminder to all those who consider this illegal conduct: child pornography offenders face serious consequences for their crimes."

Rodgers was sentenced to five years in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charge on Aug.

Turner/New South Construction Break Ground on Douglas Cty Adult Detention and Law Enforcement Center

Turner Construction Company, in a joint venture with New South Construction, broke ground Nov.

Villa Rica Man Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

VILLA RICA, GA -- Detectives from the Cobb County Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit have investigated and arrested an individual for sexual exploitation of a child.

According to investigators, they arrested the 20-year-old man in west Cobb County when he thought that he was meeting a 14-year-old female, with whom he'd been communicating on the Internet, for the purpose of having sexual intercourse with her.

Detectives have charged Matthew Day Cauthen of Villa Rica with sexual exploitation of a child. He has been processed through the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on $35,000 bond.

Investigators are interested in talking with anyone who has corresponded in the past with an individual with the screen name MDcauthen911. Mr.