Fit to be Robbed
Someone stole a woman's wallet at a clothing store. At 7:30 PM on Sunday, April 27, a 66-year-old woman went into a fitting room at an Upper East Side clothing store, leaving her pocketbook unattended. When she came out of the fitting room, her bag was open and her wallet gone. The wallet had contained her American Express card, driver's license, and $80 cash. No unauthorized usage has turned up on the card.
A business credit card was used to run up unauthorized charges. On April 24, a 48-year-old male employee of a local kitchen exhaust business received an alert from Chase Bank that suspicious charges had been made to his business credit card. The man still had the card in his possession. The charges amounted to $2,262.36.
Unknown perpetrators cashed a forged check against a man's checking account. At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, a 73-year-old man discovered that unknown persons had cashed a check for $7,100 against his checking account. The cashed check had a different design from the checks he normally used.
Drunk and Disorderly
A couple assaulted an Upper East Side building resident. At 4:30 AM on Saturday, April 26, a 43-year-old man was woken up by the sound of loud voices and ringing doorbells coming from the hallway outside his apartment. He opened his front door to find an intoxicated couple making the noise and asked them to leave. They responded by punching him multiple times in his ribs. Apparently the couple had entered the wrong building in their intoxicated state.
Don't be the victim of Green Dot prepaid debit card phone scams!
With the availability of Prepaid Debit Cards, criminals have developed new ways to steal from the public:
a) A caller informs the victim that they owe back taxes to the IRS and must make immediate payment with a Green Dot MoneyPak.
b) A caller claims that the victim's family member had a car accident, and the caller threatens physical violence unless immediate reimbursement is made with a Green Dot MoneyPak.
c) A caller posing as a utility company representative demands immediate payment by Green Dot MoneyPak, or the victim's electricity or gas will be turned off.
Crime Prevention Tips
Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.
Remember that anyone who has the number on a Green Dot MoneyPak card has access to the funds on the card.
NEVER give out personal or financial information to anyone who emails or calls you unsolicited.
NEVER wire money or provide debit, credit card, or Green Dot MoneyPak card numbers to someone you do not know.
Utility companies and government agencies will NOT contact you demanding immediate payment by MoneyPak.
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