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Police Briefs: Fraud, Theft

Read about a pair of stolen antique shutters and a counterfeit bill.

  • About 70 gallons of fuel were siphoned from three vans at a business in the 200 block of Conestoga Road in Wayne between 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 to 4 a.m. on Jan. 8. The fuel is valued at $245.

 

  • A resident of West Wayne Avenue in Wayne told police on Jan. 9 that he believes that a contractor he hired to paint some woodwork took a pair of antique shutters valued at $500 without permission. The homeowner wants his shutters back or he said he will press charges against the contractor.

 

  • The same resident of West Wayne Avenue also reported that he was a victim of fraud. According to a police report, the victim was contacted by a Philadelphia law firm, which told him that a $95,000 check had been written to the firm in his name. He was also contacted by an overseas company stating that he owed them $95,000 for services rendered. According to police, someone used the victim’s personal information to forge bank checks.

 

  • An 18-year-old from Saint Davids was cited for possession of a fake ID after police discovered a Rhode Island ID that stated he was 21. Police discovered this after a resident of Matlack Lane in Villanova reported a suspicious car driving up and down the small street. The car had been a taxicab and the St. Davids resident was a passenger.

 

  • A resident of E. Lancaster Avenue in Wayne may have gotten caught up in a money wiring scam. According to a police report, the woman transferred $39,500 to The Standard Chartered Bank of Malaysia meant for a man she met over the Internet. The man claimed to be a dentist in Finland who wanted to set up new dental offices in Pakistan. The victim told police that she thought the man honorable and legitimate.

 

  • A Drexel Hill couple reported that they tried to buy something at the Lancaster County Farmer’s Market with a $20 bill, but the vendor told them that it was a counterfeit bill.
Catherine January 17, 2013 at 01:01 PM
That fellow on W Wayne Ave has either had a lot of bad luck or is convinced everyone is out to get him.

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