A Texas woman has been arrested and charged with prostitution in Long County, according to Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers.
Rogers said that about 10 p.m. on May 30, his department received a report of a woman begging for money in the parking lot of a Ludowici business. Rogers said an officer found Alma Wiggins, 49, who after a brief investigation admitted she was a prostitute. She reportedly is from Waco, Texas.
Rogers said Wiggins was charged with solicitation to prostitution and having a concealed weapon (knife) on her.
Band-room items taken
Rogers also said that on May 30, it was discovered by staff at Long County High School that several items had been stolen from the band room. Rogers said the items included a tool box filled with tools, a Sanyo CD player and a Fox bassoon. Rogers said the instrument is valued at between $19,000 and $20,000.
He said that the serial number on the instrument is FE10258910 and that a reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest or recovery of the instrument. If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact the LPD at 545-2222.
In another report, Rogers said on June 1 a local resident reported she had lost her debit card on May 30. She said her account showed the card had been used five times on the same day, after she lost it.
Rogers said after investigating, it was discovered that Arelisse Mena, 29, of Hinesville had tried to return merchandise to a Family Dollar store in Jesup that had been purchased with the lost debit card at the Ludowici Family Dollar.
Rogers said Mena was arrested and charged with financial transaction card theft and financial transaction card fraud.