Real cash reward offered for ID of a couple counterfeiters

Detectives in Franklin are asking for the public’s help with identifying two suspects wanted for passing counterfeit twenties at the CoolSprings Galleria on June 20. The suspects left in a maroon minivan. There’s a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip

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International theft ring suspects held in Franklin

Five felony suspects, all part of an international theft ring with ties to Romania, remain jailed after their arrest last week.

On June 18, Franklin Police were dispatched to a local fitness center where someone was reportedly breaking into lockers and stealing credit cards. The suspect eluded capture and the stolen cards were quickly used to rack up more than $15,000 in charges at several Cool Springs area retailers.

Police Officers from Franklin and Brentwood quickly obtained video of the suspects and their vehicle. Moments later, a Brentwood Police Officer spotted & stopped the car on Moore’s Lane. Working together, Franklin and Brentwood Police quickly recognized two of the occupants as suspects being sought in connection to similar crimes in April.

More than $100,000 in stolen property and merchandise from across the country was recovered from the suspect vehicle. Additional charges by Franklin Police and police agencies from across the U.S. are expected.

The following suspects have been charged in this case:

  1. Constantin Udila, 42:
    Theft Over $10k,
    Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card,
    Fugitive from Justice
    Bond: $2 million
  2. Sabina Udila, 41:
    Theft Over $10k,
    Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card,
    Fugitive from Justice
    Bond: $2 million
  3. Ionela-Daniela Mortogan, 20:
    Theft Over $10k
    Bond: $50,000
  4. Lucia Dumitru, 42:
    Theft Over $10k
    Bond: $50,000
  5. Giana Gheorghe, 33:
    Theft Over $10k
    Bond: $50,000

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Franklin PD seeking qualified police officer applicants

Now through July 5, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. 

Under limited supervision, Franklin Police Officers patrol assigned zones while exercising responsibility for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. They control traffic, prevent crime and disturbances of the peace, and arrest violators. While working under often stressful, high-risk conditions, our officers apply good independent judgment when dealing with dangerous or unusual situations, and implement safe practices and procedures.

  • $45,272 for P.O.S.T. Certified Officers
  • $40,040 for non-P.O.S.T. Certified Officers
  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and 10 additional paid holidays
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits

Education and Experience:
The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of an Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Two arrested for felony theft, resisting officers, other charges

Damon Walker
Age: 21
Nashville, TN

Two felony suspects are out on bond after their arrest, Wednesday night. At 5:30 pm, Franklin Police were called to Kohl’s after security saw 21-year-old Damon Walker and Jamiesha Hodges, 27, both of Nashville, stuffing large amounts of merchandise into bags. Officers were waiting outside and attempted to speak with the couple after they left the store with stolen merchandise. Walker fled on foot and was captured after he darted across Mallory Lane during rush-hour traffic. Hodges was arrested as she tried getting into her car in the Kohl’s parking lot.

Jamiesha Hodges
Age: 27
Nashville, TN

Walker and Hodges were both charged with Felony Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Drug Possession. Walker was also charged with Evading Arrest and Possession of Burglary Tools. Hodges picked up an additional charge for Driving on a Suspended License. Franklin Police recovered more than $1,600 in merchandise that the two had stolen.

The Magistrate set a $21,500 bond for Walker and a $15,000 bond for Hodges. Both have posted bond and been released. They are due in court at 1:00 pm on July 11.

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ID sought for individual who took someone else’s cash-back at self-serve checkout

Franklin Police want to identify an individual who took $60 inadvertently left behind by another self-serve checkout customer. This happened at the Kroger on Columbia Avenue. Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize him: (615) 794-4000 or click to submit an anonymous eTip

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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of cell phone thief

Franklin Police are asking for the public’s help to identify this thief, who stole a cell phone that was on display at a T-Mobile store earlier this month. The Samsung phone is valued at about $900. A cash reward is being offered for information about the suspect.

Recognize him?

Cash in by calling Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous tip



Non-profit police support organization to award cops’ kids college scholarships, Sunday

The Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership will award college scholarships to the children of three Franklin Police Officers on Sunday, June 23 in the Community Room at Police Headquarters. A brief program starts at 2:00 pm, followed by refreshments. The public and media are invited.

The Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) whose mission is simple: Support the Franklin Police Department. LEAP provides college scholarships, annually, to officers’ children. Through the community’s generosity, LEAP provides emergency relief to officers in need due to health issues, injury, death in the family, loss of home due to fire, etc.

For more information about the event or LEAP, contact

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