TROY: Current and Former Employees Prime Suspects



THERE’S ONE BAD APPLE HERE. The Service Director at a Maplelawn car dealership has reported that there has been three reported thefts of items at the business. On one date, a customer advised that his gasoline credit card, two Visa credit gift cards, and a Dunkin Donuts gift card were taken from the center console of his vehicle while it was at the business for service. The gasoline card was used at the BP Gasoline Station at Crooks Road and W. Maple Road. A second customer reported an unknown amount of loose change was taken from the glove compartment of her vehicle while it was at the business for service. The third set of items taken was a digital camera with a slave flash unit and battery-charging station was taken from the photo booth at the business. Suspected are several current employees of the business as well as a recently fired employee who was let go on an unrelated matter.

WHEN THE REGISTER IS OUT OF BALANCE, YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS STEALING. The owner of a Rochester Road eatery began an investigation of its employees as the cash registers were coming up short of money. The owner discovered that a 35-year-old employee from Detroit was taking money out of the cash drawers while working. The employee allegedly took $20.84 on 3/13/2017, $40 on 4/12/2017, $20 on 4/3/2017, and $25 on 4/6/2017. The owner wished to seek charges for embezzlement through the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.

I THINK THE COUNTY HAS AN OFFICE FOR BAD CHECKS. A Kirts Road business reported that a 46-yearold female from West Bloomfield paid her $484 bill with a personal check that came back to a closed account. The business has attempted to resolve the matter with the suspect without success.

SHOPPING FOR INVESTMENT DEALS ONLINE IS PROBABLY NOT THE BEST IDEA. This Troy resident found an investment group,, online and decided to invest $2,000 with the broker who advised that they were going to make a lot of money and that he could take out his money at any time. The victim contacted the broker five weeks later asking to withdraw some money and was told he would receive it in seven days. He did not receive it and when tried to call the broker, the line was disconnected as well as the internet site being taken down. The victim did some research and discovered thirty other people may have fallen for the same scam.

WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED HERE? A Rodney Court resident discovered unknown suspect(s) entered her silver 2012 Mitsubishi Galant which was possibly unlocked and stole her gray Rockford PS 3 Speakers. The speakers were originally in her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle but she took them after they broke-up. She believes the 24-year-old male from Warren is the prime suspect in the theft of the speakers that she had bought.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes, or any other offenses, please call the Troy Police Department at 248- 524-3477. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call 524-0777 and leave a message.