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Badge and Bar: Oakwood Police looking for jewelry shoplifter
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A shoplifter took a pair of $120 sunglasses and some jewelry from an Oakwood store earlier this month without paying, police said.

Oakwood Police Investigator Todd Templeton is seeking the woman’s identity from a shoplifting incident March 1 at Nest Feathers on Mundy Mill Road.

Templeton said the shoplifter took jewelry and sunglasses from the store before leaving in a brown 2002 GMC Envoy.

“The business was having a hard time providing exact details on the jewelry from the video footage. It will be a misdemeanor charge with a value less than $500,” Templeton wrote in an email.

The Times left a message seeking comment from the owner or manager Friday, March 29.

The case is considered a misdemeanor.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oakwood Police at 770-534-2364.

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Police: Counterfeiters use fake $20 bills for gift cards at Walmart

Counterfeiters used 16 fake $20 bills to buy gift cards at Walmart, police said.

Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van said police took the counterfeiting report Friday, March 22 from the Shallowford Road Walmart.

Van said “unknown suspects used counterfeit money to make purchases.”

The funny money was reportedly used sometime between 12:39 p.m. March 21 and 2 p.m. March 22.

No other details were released by police.

Hall sheriff’s office receives 40 bags for kids from Gwinnett nonprofit

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office received 40 “adventure bags” to give to children in crisis, a collection of common necessities and toys.

The Gwinnett County-based nonprofit Adventure Bags donated the bags earlier this month.

Items inside the bag often include toiletries, socks, blankets and a stuffed animal.

“Uniform patrol division deputies who come into contact with children in crisis on their shifts can contact their on-duty watch commanders to obtain bags,” sheriff’s office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in a news release.

The bags were divided between the headquarters and the two precincts.