2 charged with ‘fishing checks’ attempt
by staff reports
April 11, 2013 12:00 AM | 2533 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two Atlanta men were arrested Saturday after attempting to steal checks from a mail slot at an Austell business, police say.

Granville Brice and Marvin Keith James were charged with felony possess tools for a homemade “fishing device” designed for retrieving envelopes from a mail slot. According to the arrest warrant, Brice and James allegedly used galvanized wiring coated with rat trap glue to “fish out” envelopes containing checks and money orders from a property management office on Austell Road.

The company had recently suffered thefts of checks through the mail slot and had placed empty decoy envelopes in the mail slot, which the men were allegedly caught possessing.

Both are also charged with misdemeanor loiter prowl and theft by taking. Brice is being held in Cobb County Jail on a $10,000 bond, and James was released on a $10,000 bond
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