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Police search for fraudulent furniture thieves

One of the suspects in the furniture theft (Source:Turner's Furniture) One of the suspects in the furniture theft (Source:Turner's Furniture)
Another suspect in the furniture theft (Source:Turner's Furniture) Another suspect in the furniture theft (Source:Turner's Furniture)
Bryan Jackson, Store Manager (Source:WALB) Bryan Jackson, Store Manager (Source:WALB)
Grady County Sheriff Harry Young (Source:WALB) Grady County Sheriff Harry Young (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

The Grady County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for two women they said stole thousands of dollars worth of furniture after writing bad checks.

Workers at Turner's Furniture off Highway 319 said two women wrote two bogus checks last month totaling $2,000, now they're asking for help identifying two women they say are responsible.

"Almost $2000 and the furniture," said Bryan Jackson, Store Manager.

Jackson said two women walked into the furniture store looking to purchase three living room tables, a sectional, love seat, chair and sofa.

"So they came in and it was two ladies, they came in and bought furniture and wrote checks and both the checks were bogus checks," said Jackson.

The store clerk, who was in charge of the sale, said she did notice a few red flags.

"The female was asking a lot of questions like when can I pick up the furniture, how quick could she get it, and what she was going after was trying to get the furniture before the checks cleared," said Jackson

Normally the furniture is available for pick up 2 to 3 days after the purchase, that way they can make sure it's ready, and the payments are correct.

But of course they also do what they can to help the customer out.

Grady County Sheriff Harry Young said companies getting bad checks is not a uncommon problem.

"Every time the economy gets real bad people start passing bad checks," said Sheriff Young.

Turner's Furniture and the Sheriff's Office are asking for help identifying these women.

The photos are from surveillance cameras at the front of the store.

"Sometimes they've done it before, you're right they wont just stop," said Young.

They hope to find out who these women are before someone else falls victim to their scam.

"If someone sees that picture and realizes that's somebody that they live close to or know where they are, call us!" said Young.

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