MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) － Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies arrested multiple people connected to mail theft and identity fraud in Macon.
Deputies say they received multiple reports of stolen mail from mailboxes in the north Macon area.
Authorities say that the incidents started around July 27.
Deputies located and arrested Moody on Aug. 14 after receiving a Macon Regional Crimestoppers tip. Interviews and evidence helped investigators make more arrests in the case.
On Aug. 15, investigators arrested 32-year-old Ashley Lorraine Cooper, of Bonaire. They also arrested 36-year-old Eric Lee Cowart, of Macon.
On Aug. 16, investigators conducted a search warrant at an address in the 1300 block of Lake Valley Road. They found evidence relating to the case and arrested 65-year-old Andrea White Scott and James Curtis Morgan III, both of Macon.
Authorities arrested and charged Cooper with the following:
- (2) counts of Forgery
- (2) counts of Deposit Account Fraud
- two counts of Computer Theft
Authorities released Cooper on a $9,550.00 bond.
Deputies arrested and charged Cowart with Forgery. Authorities set his bond at $1,850.00.
Deputies arrested and charged Scott with Forgery. Authorities released her on a $1,850.00 bond.
Authorities charged Morgan with the following:
- (3) counts Forgery
- (2) counts Theft by Taking
- (11) counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud
- (1) count Financial Transaction Card Theft
- Identity Theft Fraud
- He also had a warrant out of Jones County
Authorities set his bond at $49,330.00.
This incident is still under investigation and more charges are pending.
Anyone with information
If you have any information about this incident, call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. You can also call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.