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Cash missing from Macon police evidence room

The Augusta Chronicle,
BYLINE: Associated Press

Macon, GA

MACON, Ga. — Records show that more than $1,500 has disappeared from an evidence safe in the Macon Police Department’s crime lab.

The Telegraph reported the thefts after reviewing several hundred pages of documents obtained through the Georgia’s open records law.

The newspaper reports that the money went missing between April 2010 and May 2011, and the apparent thefts were possible because of lapses in security and record-keeping.

Police say those problems have been addressed, but investigators still don’t know where the money went.

Macon police Maj. Charles Stone, head of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division, said he doesn’t think the thefts will affect any prosecutions. Stone said the case appears to be “strictly a money theft.”

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