Police Blotter: Woman Loses Over $57,000 In Internet Scam; Man With Red Beanie Drops Pepsi, Pies, Jerky After Shoplifting Attempt

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A woman who lives on Garfield Street said she lost over $57,000 in an Internet scam. She met an officer and presented documents and pictures of a scam where she friended a man online claiming to be Scott Kirkland. She said she had sent him her identity and bank information "only for trading digital currency on WWW.kraden.com" She said she did send him money and that now Wells Fargo has closed her bank account due to unusual transactions in and out of her account. She said she talked to the FBI and they told her she had to start with a local police report. She indicated that she had been swindled out of $57.550 by her online friend. 

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Police responded to the Jump Park parking lot on Commons Boulevard. A man said he had parked his truck and entered the Jump Park around 3:30 p.m.. When he left at 5:05 p.m. he found that his passenger side front glass had been removed and placed under his truck. Inside his truck were three bags - a diaper bag. EDC bag and makeup case. All of these had been taken from the truck. They do know the diaper bag was loaded with clothing for his wife their unborn daughter and himself. The EDC bag also had many items. They were carrying all of the items because his wife is expected to give birth any day. No one around witnessed anything.

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 At La Pachanga bar at 1504 Foust St., the owner of a 2015 VW Jetta said she left her vehicle overnight and the next morning found that the right side front window had been broken out and her suitcase and its contents gone. The suitcase was valued at $200 and her clothing in the suitcase is valued at $300. Also, her adderall was taken. 

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A man on Terrell Street said his friend/client came to his house wanting his camera back. He would not give the camera back and words were exchanged. This conversation/argument took place with the man inside the house speaking with the friend/client on the porch. The screen door was locked and located between the two men. He said the visitor was very upset and picked up the flower pot/vase that was on his porch and threw it at the screen door, busting out the glass. He then drove off. The man said he wanted to wait a couple of days for things to calm down between his friend and himself before going further. 

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A man said he was driving home on Dorris Street at night and drove his truck into some deep water that was across the road. He said there were no barriers up at the time. The man has significant damage to his vehicle.

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A woman on Shallowford Road said she just received a phone call from a company called Publisher Clearing House. She said a Mr. Ben Foster called her and told her that she was the third winner in a contest and she won $850,000. He then went on to tell her that he worked for the company for 18 years and that his badge number was 453809. She said that he told her that all the information he needed was her D/L number and she gave it to him. He then proceeded to say that since she was the winner that she needed to pay the taxes on the winnings and she needed to send a money order of $650 to them and she then told him that she was a senior citizen and was on a fixed income. She said that he then hung up and she tried to call him back on the number from her caller ID and he answered with "Ben Foster from Publisher Clearing House" She then called the police and the news to report the scam. 

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A resident of Oak Street said he went online(cashmoneynetwork.com) to apply for a loan. He said the online site deposited a fraudulent check for $4,900 into his SunTrust checking bank account. He said after talking to the bank about the situation he could no longer get in contact with the people from "Cashmoneynetwork". 

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An employee of a store at 3987 Brainerd Road said a man and woman entered the store. They were looking at some phones and picked out a gold Iphone XS Max. The man asked about Iphone 6's. When the clerk went to get one, they grabbed the first phone and ran out with it. The incident was caught on camera. Police said there were reports of similar thefts at other cell phone stores the same day, including at Rossville.

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A man on Carriage Parc Drive said Fed Ex delivered a package to his door step. The package was from Musical Supply Company and contained a Gemini stereo. He said when he got home, there was no package at his door step. He said he paid $345 for the stereo.

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Officials at the Walmart on Highway 153 said a man with a red beanie and checkered jacket, gray under shirt, and blue jeans tried to walk out of the store with a cart full of merchandise. Loss prevention stopped him and was able to retrieve all the items. There was a total $87.62 worth of Pepsi, pies, and jerky. The suspect took off running on foot and ran behind the Aarons on Highway 153 where loss prevention lost sight of him. 

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On Booth Road, a woman said she had a plumber do some work on her house. She said that while the plumber was doing the work, she gave him a key to get into the house. The resident now thinks that the plumber has made an extra key to her house and is bringing women over. The woman has no proof of this but wanted to report it in case anything happened. 

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At the Neighborhood Walmart at 4110 Shallowford Road, an officer spoke with loss prevention who reported seeing a woman saw Ms. Dominique Appleberry stuffing various meats into her purse as she went through the store. He saidt she went through the line and she paid for bread and milk, but did not pay for the meats in her purse. Loss prevention attempted to stop Ms. Appleberry as she exited the store, but she dropped her purse and ran into the parking lot. The  purse contained her wallet with several cards in her name, as well as her drivers license along with all the meats that she was attempting to take.

 


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