Sheriffs charge 3 for phony checks

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Fayette County Sheriff’s detectives have obtained arrest warrants for three people this month for passing phony checks at local businesses on three separate occasions.

Lequonza Allen, 33, of Elberton is charged with identity fraud for cashing a fraudulent check on Dec. 11 at Bank of America that belonged to a Fayette County resident.

Kiara Paige, 19, of Jonesboro is charged with identity fraud for cashing a fraudulent check on Dec. 17 at Bank of America that belonged to a Fayette County resident.

Michael Eurone Millen, 54, of Atlanta is charged with identity fraud for attempting to pay for a computer from AIS computers with a fraudulent check Jan. 4.

2 COMMENTS

  1. 1. January 11, 2019, Fayette County Board of Education issued a statement regarding influenza which reads in part, “Our school nurses documented 447 reported cases of the flu throughout all of our schools in December…”. (FCBOE, “Influenza Information”). Just for some context. 447 flu cases in a single month in our school system.

    2. “CDC estimates that since 2010, flu-related hospitalizations among children younger than 5 years old have ranged from 7,000 to 26,000 in the United States”. (CDC, “Flu & Young Children”). So why the panic surrounding COVID, but not the flu?

    3. According to the Children’s Hospital Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “the rate of pediatric COVID-19 [Delta variant] hospitalizations is about the same as it has been for earlier variants, varying between 0.1% and 1.9% depending on the state”. Furthermore The AAP stated “at this time, it appears that severe illness due to COVID-19 is uncommon among children.” (“Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report”, July 26, 2021).

    4. Mr. Beverly does not provide demographics or vaccination status of the 99 new cases in Fayette. Of the 99 new cases, how many of these patients are unvaccinated? How many are in high-risk categories due to age and/or underlying health conditions?

    5. “Around two-thirds of [Fayette County Board of Education] system employees received Covid vaccinations before start of school.” Interesting…