Augusta Police Looking for Alleged Thieves 

Augusta police are looking for two people accused of trying to steal money from the city.Police say 31-year-old Leona Havens and 29-year-old Douglas Buotte, both from Augusta, were writing checks from the Augusta School Department’s account.Police say Augusta’s Assistant City Manager caught the fraud while reviewing activity on the account.Police say the official stopped payment on some of the checks, saving the city potentially thousands of dollars.The suspects were identified through surveillance videos from stores where they cashed the checks.In a search of their home police say they found un-cashed checks from the school department, and other businesses.If you know where Havens or Buotte are, you’re urged to call Augusta Police at 626-2370.