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Statesboro man arrested on 19 forgery counts
Eduardo Jean

A man caught producing false identification documents is behind bars after officers found evidence in his apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins said members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested Eduardo Jean, 19, of Country Lane in Carrollton, at his current residence in The Grove Apartments on Brampton Avenue.

CST members executed a search warrant after they "learned that ... Jean was manufacturing fictitious Georgia ID cards and drivers' licenses," Akins said.

During the search, investigators located "all the necessary computer and printing equipment to manufacture high quality false documents," Akins said.

Jean was arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail, charged with three counts of possession of false identification documents and 19 counts of first-degree forgery. He remains in custody pending the posting of a $20,000 bond.

"These arrests are part of an ongoing effort by the CST to eliminate drug sales in the Lanier Drive corridor adjacent to (Georgia Southern University's) campus and also to impede the manufacture of fictitious ID documents, especially in light of recent concerns over incidents at local businesses near campus," Akins said.


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