A Wednesday-only burglary spree Dawson County authorities say dates back to 2008 ended with the recent arrest of a north Forsyth man who reportedly sought cash to fund his weekly card games.
Frank Alan Asher, 47, of Crossroads Road is being held without bail at the Dawson County Jail.
He faces 18 felony charges ranging from burglary and possession of tools for the commission of a crime to possession of firearm by a convicted felon.
All the incidents occurred on a Wednesday, said Dawson County Sheriff's Deputy Jimmi Smith, and each time Asher took only cash.
"He said Wednesday was the only night his wife let him out of the house," Smith said.
He said Asher, who is unemployed, told him he took the money to play cards at a nearby bar. The amounts taken ranged from $1 to about $250.
Asher was arrested Jan. 6 outside Ankle and Foot Centers of North Georgia after he reportedly picked the lock at the medical practice and helped himself to $7 in cash.
Smith, who had made photo copies of the serial numbers on the bills, and another deputy were waiting nearby when Asher arrived at the clinic about 6:30 p.m.
Smith said Asher has admitted burglarizing the clinic, a local pediatrician's office and a medical clothing shop about a dozen times since 2008.
"He'll only admit to what we ask him if he's done, but we think he's burglarized more offices than we know about over the years," Smith said.