Weekly Newspaper covering Marion, Schley, Chattahoochee, Webster, and Stewart Counties.
Man wanted for fraud flees Buena Vista Police
From the September 18, 2013 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
A man accused of cheating Buena Vista business owners out of their money by cashing bogus paychecks was nearly caught last Friday, but fled moments before an officer arrived at the scene of the crime.
Charlie Lee Wimberly of Columbus is wanted by local police for two previous cases of alleged check fraud in addition to the crime last Friday.
In August he allegedly cashed at least two forged checks at local businesses. According to Buena Vista Police Chief Ray Sales, he cashed a fraudulent check for $329.08 at M&L Grocery (the store across Highway 26 from Subway), as well as a bad check for $435.34 at USA Gas beside the traffic light.
Wimberly retuned to Buena Vista to work his ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.