Husband of grocery store employee

charged with shoplifting

•AUBURN - The husband of an Ingles employee was arrested by Auburn police March 7 and charged with shoplifting.

A loss-prevention supervisor reported observing Kenneth Miller, 53, of Auburn push a shopping cart with items past the cash registers and to a truck in the parking lot without paying.

He was found with ripped bags of dog food, two bags of bird seed and one bag of ant killer, valued at about $12 total, a police report said.

Man arrested on forgery charge

•AUBURN - Quentin Kinte Jackson, 30, of Decatur was arrested by Auburn police and charged with forgery March 5.

Police reports said Jackson attempted to cash a check from a business account for $686 at the People's Bank in Auburn. The bank manager told police she called the owner of the business, who said he did not know Jackson.

Jackson reportedly told the bank manager he had gotten the check for washing cars. Auburn police said officers found a counterfeit $100 bill in Jackson's pocket. Jackson was arrested and charged with forgery and theft by receiving stolen property.

-From staff reports