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A Blackshear man was arrested Tuesday on felony theft by deception charges after it was determined he bilked the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board of more than
$20,000 in unemployment benefits more than three years ago.
Roderick Lamar Merday, 45, of Pomeroy Street in Blackshear, was taken into custody Tuesday on the charges, and was being held in the Ware County jail.
The crime dates back to April 10, 2009, and continued through April 21, 2010.