Crime

Seven arrested for selling magazines without license

Bibb County sheriff deputies arrested seven individuals, who were from across the country, accused of selling magazines without a license July 8.

The seven — from Florida, Pennsylvania and Arizona, and driven by a Macon man — solicited magazine subscriptions in the Sandusky Circle and Rogers Road areas on the night of their arrests, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The individuals were discovered after a Macon resident, who had previously written a check for a subscription, researched the company they claimed to represent. That company, Atlantic Circulation, had what the news release called “less than flattering reports.”

After the Macon resident confronted two of the accused, they fled with the check, according to the release.

A Bibb County ordinance requires that door-to-door solicitors obtain a permit from the county and that the permit is visible during the sales practices,” according to the press release.

The names of the seven people arrested for soliciting without a license are John Richardson of Macon, Joshua Smith, Todd Rayno, Genevieve Gibbs, Amber Kincaind, Courtney Goodman and Jesus Meza.

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