POLICE PATROL: Is It Spring or Just Fraud Season in Troy?

Troy-Somerset Gazette | May 13, 2019

THIS NEWS WILL CERTAINLY RUIN YOUR DAY – An Alameda Blvd. resident attempted to withdraw money from their checking account, only to discover that unknown suspects gained access to it and completed four money transfers to the Philippines via Western Union totaling $3,790, emptying their account. The victim did not give anyone permission to do such and does not know how their personal information was compromised.

FOODISNOTFREE–A Buffalo Wild Wings employee stated to police that four subjects came into the business and were served $46.17 worth of food and drinks. Three of the subjects quickly left the business without paying their tab while the fourth subject used the bathroom. That subject emerged and quickly entered a Dodge Charger that contained the three other subjects, and left the area.

SPEAKING OF BAD CUSTOMERS – TGI Fridays served two patrons $61.85 worth of food and drinks and when it came time to pay the bill, one of the subjects presented a broken prepaid credit card. The employee was unable to charge their bill to the card so the subject left the business and returned with another credit card that would not work. The employee states the unknown subjects then left the business without settling their bill.

DO YOU HAVE A DRIVER’S LICENSE SOMEONE MIGHT SCAN? A Quill Creek Drive resident was undoubtedly surprised when he received a call from a subject identifying himself as an agent from Budget Car Rental inquiring about an overdue vehicle. The agent had all of the victim’s personal information including his State of Michigan Operator’s License Number. He was advised by the agent to file an Identity Theft Report. The victim does not know how his personal information was compromised.

COMERICA BANK STEPPED UP TO PROTECT THIS VICTIM’S ASSETS – A Bank Teller from Comerica reported an unknown subject came into the business and attempted to cash a business check that was determined to be fraudulent. The subject presented a State of Michigan Identification Card, identifying himself as a 44-year-old male from Detroit. The subject left prior to the officers’ arrival.

ANOTHER BANK STEPS UP FOR A DEPOSITOR – Phoenix Wire Cloth was notified by their bank that an unknown subject attempted to cash a fraudulent check for $2,411 that was drawn off the business account. The check was made out to a subject from Fresno, California and was not cashed by the bank.

Note: If you have any information on the crimes above, call the Troy Police Depar tment at 248-524-3477. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call 524-0777.