Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 3, 2013

Fake purchase doesn't fool Georgia lawmen

VALDOSTA, Ga. —

A man who attempted to steal computers by posing as an employee of a fictitious state agency has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Michael Anthony Dix placed an order to rent five laptop computers valued at approximately $13,000 for a bogus state agency -- the “Department of Public Safety and Corrections.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, however, learned of the scheme and arranged for five laptop computers to be delivered. Once the transaction was completed, authorities arrived and arrested Dix, who was in possession of the goods and purchase documents.

He was sentenced to five years in prison.

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Details for this story were provided by The Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times.

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