KOIN — A man with a warrant out for his arrest was taken into custody after police received reports he had been flashing a gun in Portland. Shortly before 7 a. Officers were told the man was sitting down with the gun in his lap, occasionally playing around with it. They approached the man while sitting in a patrol vehicle, and spoke to him through its PA system. Officers then took him into custody without incident and recovered what appeared to be a black handgun — but it turned out to be fake. The man, identified as year-old Christopher John Carroll, is now lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center due to the warrant.
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There was just one problem. Williams had never served in the Civil War. Although Williams had passed himself off as a Confederate soldier for 27 years, records proved he had actually been just five years old when hostilities broke out — too young even to serve as a drummer boy. Amusingly, the man from whom Williams inherited the "Oldest Living Confederate" title, John Salling, was another phony. In fact, a dismayed Marvel wrote, "Every one of the last dozen recognized Confederates was bogus" — including all three attendees at the last United Confederate Veterans' reunion, where, one imagines, they shared made-up stories of how they whipped the Yankees at Bull Run, witnessed the burning of Atlanta, and gave Scarlet O'Hara directions to Tara.
Skip to main content. The Jamaica Constabulary Force JCF has urged job seekers, especially young adults, to ensure employment agencies are legitimate companies before engaging in any business with them. Investigators say employment agencies are being used as a ploy to defraud persons of cash and in more serious cases, to lure persons into situations where they are robbed or are otherwise victimmised. According to the police these fake agencies use different mediums to advertise, but the use of social media is especially common. Job seekers are therefore advised to use the tool provided on the Ministry of Labour's website to verify that an agency is in fact an authentic business licensed to operate in Jamaica.
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