Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
February 21, 2006
Albany -- Two weeks ago Mandy Benzing got a notice that her cell phone bill was overdue. She thought it was a mistake, because she doesn't even have a cell phone.
Then she found out a woman sent to her home by a health care company had stolen her identity and opened a cell phone account.
Benzing, the mother of two autistic sons, has a Certified Nursing Assistant from Ware Health Care Service come to her home four days a week.
In November Benzing says Jacqueline Bowman came as a temporary, while her regular C.N.A. was off. She stayed one day alone in the Benzing Home.
After learning that her identity had been stolen, the cell phones were traced back to Bowman, who was arrested Friday and charged with Financial Fraud.
Benzing said "I can't even afford a cell phone. And for someone to go out and get one in my name is very distressing. But the fact that it was someone who came in to take care of Kristofer. Not someone off the street, but someone who knew my situation, is more distressing."
Credit reporting agencies say they have found no other fraud using her identity yet, but it may take months to appear.
Now Benzing says she worries Bowman may have victimized other people she serviced for health care companies.
A Ware Health Care spokesperson Tuesday afternoon had no comment on Bowman's status with the company.