SPRINGFIELD -- Just before 5 a.m. Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, along with numerous assisting agencies, served five search warrants in Effingham County in conjunction with an ongoing investigation that started in September 2017.
The initial investigation into stolen vehicles and property has more recently turned up credit card fraud as well -- specifically, the recent credit card skimmer fraud in Effingham and adjoining counties.
During this investigation, more than $1 million dollars in stolen vehicles and property has been recovered.
ECSO has arrested 10 suspects and more arrests are expected as investigators sift through the evidence.
Assisting agencies include Rincon PD, Springfield PD, Pooler PD, Garden City PD, Georgia State Patrol, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Statesboro PD, Brooklet PD, Bloomingdale PD, Hardeeville PD, Richmond Hill PD, Candler County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations.