An ongoing problem of
newspaper thefts continues in Moultrie.
You're on the honor system
when you pay for one newspaper and open one of these boxes.
A lot of people are taking
multiple papers. Contractors who put the papers in the boxes just want people
to do the right thing.
"Pay for the paper,
it's the nice thing to do and honorable thing to do. Secondly, they are
stealing them for the coupons usually, when you can get $300 worth of coupons
for 75 cents, why not double your money and pay $1.50 and get $600," said
Michaelyn Blackwell, Independent Contractor Moultrie Observer.
Moultrie Police are aware
of the thefts.
They say they have charged
three people with theft by taking and continue to investigate.