Wonder if it’s stuck in traffic on 501?
At press time, police were on the lookout for a tiny car, which was apparently taken from the The Broadway Grand Prix on 21st Avenue in Myrtle Beach. The business owners said the go-kart was taken from their property this week and a $500 reward for any information leading to the recovery is being offered, no questions asked. Has anyone seen those little, mustachioed plumbers Mario and Luigi running around?
Go fly a kite...and buy a used car, too, while you're at it
In a scheme that defies the imagination for the best way to succeed in business, Howie Lavin, who has an "aka," attached to his real name of "Harry Lavin," was recently sentenced in federal court for bank fraud. Howie/Harry Lavin, a well-known, local used car dealer, was sentenced to 78 months in prison, with five years of supervised release and count it, payback of more than $8 million, according to prosecutors. Lavin had multiple bank accounts and inflated his bank balance by depositing checks, drawn on his other accounts, that he nor anyone else would ever be able to cash. Investigators said Lavin received "instant credit" for that invisible money.
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Lavin did not have the money to cover those checks from his other accounts, prosecutors said. When the check kiting scheme was discovered in May, 2012, Lavin had already flown with more than $4 million from both CresCom Bank and Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union.
Talk about rich daddy, poor daddy. We always have to wait for our checks to clear.
Beach sweeps in Georgetown County usually involve the stray cigarette butt, aluminum cans, partial wooden docks and maybe even some personal items swept in from the sea.
This time, Georgetown and Horry investigators, federal agents and others from throughout the state, collected numerous criminals in an investigation dubbed "Operation Beach Sweep."
At least 35 officers served 50 drug distribution warrants and arrested at least 21 people on the Waccamaw Neck in this roundup.
Police hope the beach sweep eliminated some of the heroin distribution in Georgetown County. Found during the Beach Sweep operation was $12,000 in cash, more than 67 grams of crack cocaine and several grams of heroin, along with powder cocaine and marijuana packaged for sale, police said.
Handguns and marijuana plants were also bagged by police.
I need a beer
Conway police were looking for an unknown, apparently very thirsty, man who stole several cases of beer from the Murphy’s Express located on Church Street in Conway.
The man was caught on camera this month making repeated trips to the beer cooler.
The heavyset man reportedly hit the same location several times.
No word on whether he selected the same brand.
What happens when you get kicked out of R&B outfit Destiny’s Child, featuring uber star Beyonce?
Well, you wind up at J. Reuben, what else?
Former Destiny’s Child singer Farrah Franklin, 33, was arrested in Myrtle Beach in the wee morning hours Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct.
It seems she’d been partying with some NFL players, she got a little rowdy and weird, and her party mates called the cops on her. Police found her in the street, and according to multiple sources she told the officers she “did not have anywhere else to go and and was planning on sleeping in the woods,” so they booked her for some quality time at the county detention center.
She was released on a $280 bail.