Cohen & Hirsch Criminal Defense

Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorneys

Call 404-919-7096

Fierce Attorneys Fighting For Your Rights

Fierce Attorneys Fighting For Your Rights
  • “Andy was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in all matters.” Read more testimonials >
  • “Jill is an exceptional attorney that is very familiar and comfortable with the DeKalb County justice system.” Read more testimonials >
  • “If you need representation in DeKalb County for a criminal defense matter, I would highly suggest contacting Jill.” Read more testimonials >
  • “This was my first time being in trouble with law & I was very scared of having a negative impact on my life and career. Andy was prompt in responding to all emails and calming down my nerves throughout the process” Read more testimonials >
  • “Excellent on keeping me informed and up to date” Read more testimonials >
  • “I promise you'll not regret hiring her and you'll sleep better knowing she has your back. Thanks so much Jill, I'll never forget you.” Read more testimonials >
  • “ “Andy was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in all matters.” Read more testimonials >
  • “I highly recommend Jill and her team and I appreciate all that she did for me!” Read more testimonials >
  • “Andy, thank you sooo much!! It was you that opened up that door, that lead us to your Awesome Law Family, and ultimately an AMAZING VICTORY!!” Read more testimonials >
  • “These guys are awesome! They each exhibited such passion and concern, we felt as if we were in a family meeting instead of a consultation.” Read more testimonials >
  • “Cohen & Hirsch saved my son's life and I would recommend them to anyone needing a criminal lawyer.” Read more testimonials >
  • “I highly recommend his Law Firm!” Read more testimonials >

Burglary investigation led to 5 arrests in Georgia

Five people were arrested following allegations of a serious crime ring in Georgia. Although the charges stem from local authorities, federal authorities are apparently also investigating the alleged burglary and mail theft that the group is said to have committed. It has been reported that additional charges may still be possible, although it is unclear at this time what they would be.

Officers apparently uncovered the ring while they were initially investigating a suspected burglary. When authorities went to search a home that may have somehow been involved, they claim they found multiple fraudulent documents. Some of what they found apparently may have also included counterfeit money. 

What police suspect happened was that those involved in the alleged ring stole mail from various mailboxes. When mail was taken from the same location multiple times, personal information, such as a bill, could have helped them apply for fake credit cards or even change the address that the company mailed to. The suspected scam may have also included depositing fraudulent checks into various accounts. Police think that they may have later withdrawn the funds for cash.

For the five Georgia residents that were arrested after the initial burglary investigation, they all face charges for first-degree forgery as well as various other charges related to the alleged credit card and false ID crimes. Regardless of the charges or their suspected actions, their rights and innocence must be maintained throughout the entirety of their trial court proceedings. This is because the burden of proof rests with the prosecution, not the defendant, to prove each and every element of the criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Source: gainesvilletimes.com, "5 charged in identity and mail theft investigation in Forsyth County", , Oct. 3, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information