Man acting as state agency indicted for theft

A man has been indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury for criminal attempt to commit theft by taking.

On December 7, 2012, Michael Anthony Dix was charged for attempting to steal computers by posing as a fictitious state agency.

Officials with the Attorney General's office say that Dix, using the name "Seth Eidt," placed an order to rent five laptop computers valued at approximately $13,000.00 for a bogus state agency, "Department of Public Safety and Corrections." After learning of the scheme, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Rocky Bigham and the computer rental company arranged to deliver the computers on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Agent Bigham went to the Peachtree Street location listed on the rental order and observed the defendant. A call was placed to the phone number listed on the rental order and the defendant was observed answering a cell phone. Agent Bigham arrested the defendant and found him in possession of the computer rental order, as well as a cell phone with the number listed on the rental order.

Dix's charge carries a sentence range of one to five years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.00.

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