Car company gives customers the runaround
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Two women who purchased vehicles from a now-defunct business on Joe Frank Harris Parkway filed reports with police Wednesday.

Just before 4:30 p.m., a woman told Cartersville police she purchased a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer from North Georgia Financing Company on Feb. 6. Since that time, according to the report, the woman said she has been given the runaround about when she would receive the title to the SUV. The victim said she remembers signing the title and giving it to the sales staff who said the title would be transferred and mailed to her address. Each time she followed up with the business, however, she received only a new temporary tag. According to the report, the woman paid $3,500 cash for the vehicle and had the proper paperwork from the business. After five temporary tags, the victim said she needs another tag or a permanent one but has received no answer from the company.

A second female told police just before 5 p.m. she had experienced something similar. The woman told the officer she purchased a 2003 Chevy Tahoe for $6,411.25 on June 7. According to the victim, she had attempted to follow up with the business because she never received a certificate of title. During her last visit, the woman said the suspect told her she would receive the title no later than July 12.

When the date came and went, the woman drove by the Joe Frank Harris Parkway location and found it deserted. Likewise, the phone numbers the female had for the business were not operable. She provided pages of supporting documentation to police.

Drugs, paraphernalia located on Wal-Mart shoplifter

Chances are the women accused of shoplifting at Wal-Mart Wednesday didn’t pick up the meth along with the items lifted from the retailer.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy responded to the business after two women allegedly took $117 in merchandise. Suzanne Boyd, 41, of Acworth had presented a fake identification card, the loss prevention employee told police, and admitted she had a glass smoking pipe in her purse. The employee said two hypodermic needles were also located in the bag.

The deputy conducted a search of the women’s person, finding price tags and underwear in Boyd’s purse, which she admitted were stolen. Three additional fake identification cards also were recovered.

A search of the purse belonging to the second female — Margaret Horton, 19, of Acworth — turned up two small, plastic bags inside a cloth zipper pouch. A miniscule amount of residue was located inside one of the baggies. However, a bag of suspected methamphetamine was located inside a side pouch of the purse.

Boyd was arrested and charged with possession of fake ID, drug-related objects and theft by shoplifting. Horton was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and theft by shoplifting.