The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is actively hiring in a variety of positions. Great career opportunity for motivated individuals that care about the community and want to be a part of the solution.
Credit Bureaus- Contact the fraud units of the three major credit reporting bureaus and request a copy of your credit report. Be sure to check your credit report for any unauthorized activity. They are Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Follow up with letters to addresses provided and have your credit reports flagged to prevent future fraudulent accounts from being opened.
Creditors- Contact all creditors immediately with whom your name has been used fraudulently. Get replacement cards with new numbers for accounts that have been used fraudulently. Ask that the old accounts be process as “account closed at customer’s request.
ATM Cards- If your ATM card has been stolen or compromised, get a new card, account number, and PIN number. When creating a new PIN, don’t use common numbers like the last four digits of your Social Security Number or your date of birth.
Change of Address- Call the postal inspector if you suspect an identity thief has filed a fraudulent change of address order to obtain your mail and personal information.
Social Security Number- Your SSN is the main key to most electronic databases with information about you. Call the Social Security Administration Fraud Hotline to report fraudulent use of your SSN. In some cases, only if you meet the Social Security fraud criteria, you may be issued a new Social Security Card and number.
Driver’s License Number- If an identity thief has used your driver’s license or identification card number; contact the Georgia Department of Driver Services to request a new license with a different license number.
Phone Services- If you discover fraudulent charges on your bill report this to your carrier and open a new account. Also, look out for utility bills, such as power service, opened by unauthorized individuals using your Social Security Number.
Affidavits- You may be asked by creditors to provide notarized affidavits supporting your report of identity theft. The law does not require that such affidavits be notarized, but you may want to provide them if requested for your own protection.
IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM CHECKLIST
Georgia’s Department of Driver Services: https://dds.georgia.gov/ 678-413-8766
U.S. Postal Inspection Services: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/ 877-876-2455
Federal Trade Commission: https://www.ftc.gov/ 877-438-4338
Social Security Administration Fraud Hotline: https://www.ssa.gov/ 800-269-0271
CHECK VERIFICATION COMPANIES
Chexsystems- 800-428-9623 CrossCheck, Inc. – 800-552-1900 TeleCheck – 800-710-9898
MAJOR CREDIT BUREAUS
To Order Report: 800-685-1111 Fraud Department: 800-525-6285
To place a fraud alert visit: https://www.alerts.equifax.com/AutoFraud_Online/jsp/fraudAlert.jsp
To Order Report: 877-322-8228
To place a fraud alert visit: https://www.transunion.com/fraud-victim-resource/place-fraud-alert
To Order Report: 877-322-8228 Fraud Department: 888-397-3742
To place a fraud alert visit: www.experian.com/fraud/center
To order a free credit report online visit: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action
Remember to keep a log of all contacts and make copies of all documents. Be sure to ask for a fraud investigator at most companies as a point of contact.
Lt. Dondelinger, Dep. Beasley and K-9 Tank stopped by and spoke with Boy Scout Troop 287 about Tank’s duties and what other K-9’s do for law enforcement.
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Congratulations to Inv. Jeremy Blake for being recognized by the Marietta Business Public Safety Luncheon for his Outstanding Work in creating the sheriff’s office VLOG on our YouTube channel!
Great Job Inv. Blake! We appreciate the job you do for the sheriffs office and the citizens of Cobb County!
Congratulations to Major Pete Gibson for being honored and recognized at the West Cobb Business Association 2018 Public Safety Appreciation Gala for his actions during a high threat situation on October 12th.
Major Gibson was able to get a subject that wanted to commit “Suicide by Law Enforcement” to surrender peacefully.
Great Job Major Gibson! We appreciate you, your leadership, and the job you do for the citizens of Cobb County and sheriffs office!
On October 5, 2018, suspect Brian Kevin Young was wanted in Cobb County for Rape and Aggravated Child Molestation and was also under investigation in Paulding County, Georgia for same crimes in which a warrant was issued after further investigation. Investigator Seaman of the Fugitive Unit initially received the case and conducted an interview with the victim’s mother and was able to determine that Young had fled the area as he was aware of the current and impending charges. Investigator Seaman turned the case over to the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) for further investigation.
Investigator Davis and Investigator Woods interview Young’s girlfriend (victim’s mother) Bernice Averill again at her place of employment on October 15, 2018 and she admitted to communicating with Young since he had fled the metro Atlanta area and also confessed that he had her Wells Fargo Bank Card. Upon further investigation it was revealed that Young had used this card repeatedly on his flight from justice and every time he did a copy of the transaction was sent to Averill’s cellular phone. Investigator Davis contacted counterparts in the Los Angeles area at the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF) and relayed all the pertinent information including previous tag reader hits from the suspect’s vehicle in the Long Beach, California area, as well as addresses of friends and associates in the area.
Assistance was requested from the Fraud Unit on October 16, 2018 in drafting documents and contacting financial institutions to further the fugitive investigation and narrow the scope of the search. Investigator Duncan and Investigator Gravely immediately jumped into action and secured additional information vital to the investigation. It was determined that Young had assumed the identity of his brother who passed away in June of 2018 and opened credit accounts in his brother’s name.
Investigator Davis received a location for the suspect’s vehicle from a tag reader hit on October 17, 2018 and contacted the Marshals with the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force. The vehicle was located and surveillance was initiated. It was determined that Young was sleeping in the vehicle and the vehicle was boxed in and Young was taken into custody without further incident.
Suspect Brian Kevin Young was transported bck to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center to face charges.
This was a 3 day course provides instruction to attendees on standard training methods and learning styles. Attendees included personnel from both Operations and Detention Divisions.
( photo left to right) Tyesha Mays, Cheryle Subero, Deanna Palacios, Theresa Williams, Alexis Davis, Carla Millwood, and Lt. Gavin Beasley.
Our SWAT team trains regularly to be ready and respond to handle any handle any crisis quickly to keep you safe! Here is a recent photo taken during entry training.
The shopping holiday season is upon us! We want to remind you that the scammers are out there too, just waiting to take your joy out of the holiday season.
Please be mindful of someone calling you asking for you to purchase gift cards as form of payment for something.
For more information and tips on this scam go to: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/?utm_source=govdelivery
Deputy James Rawlins was working the advanced voting poll at the East Cobb Senior Center during the past election and the Senior Center stayed open the whole time. Deputy Rawlins made part of his duties to patrol the center and ensure the seniors were ok. There was a group of guys that have a band that plays there every Friday, and Deputy Rawlins casually mentioned in conversation with them that he played the drums. The group asked Dep. Rawlins to sit in for a couple of songs (while he was on break) and they all had a blast! They have even asked if he would come back to play with them again soon.