THIEVES KNOW LOTS OF WAYS TO STEAL. Risk Management Security Specialist at a local credit union reports a 17-year-old female account holder from Southfield has passed two counterfeit checks at two shared branch credit unions in Troy on the same day. The suspect presented and cashed two fraudulent payroll checks from Dearborn Avenue Bistro Inc. in the amount of $981.59 and $989.42.
The suspect opened an account with their Lathrup Village Branch in August of 2016. Attempts to contact the suspect in order to make good on the fraudulent checks have gone unanswered. The Dearborn Avenue Bistro, Inc. indicates they have been contacted by several police agencies regarding fraudulent checks being cashed under their name. Word of warning: Don’t take checks from this company without calling them first.
TEENAGERS SEEM TO LIKE MACY’S. Which wasn’t a good idea last week. A 17-year-old male from Madison Heights came to the 14 Mile Macy’s and attempted to steal $55 worth of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. The suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation for Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree by the responding officers.
A 16-year-old female from Hamtramck came to the business and attempted to steal $65 worth of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. The suspect was charged with Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree and turned over into her mother’s custody who signed a Juvenile Petition Form agreeing to bring her to juvenile court upon notice. Yet another attempt to steal $54.98 worth of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. The suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation for Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree.
ANOTHER CHANGE OF ADDRESS CRIME. A Northpoint resident discovered unknown suspect(s) purchased a cellular phone on her Amazon.com Account and attempted to have it shipped to an address in Wyandotte. The fraudulent order was cancelled prior to being delivered. The victim also found several profiles opened in her name on various websites. The victim did not give anyone permission to do so and does not know how her account information was compromised.
Collection Security who arrived at the store. Upon seeing the security officers, the subject quickly left the store. The employee then discovered the sales tag to the glasses the subject was trying on, on the ground and could not locate the glasses anywhere in the store. It is believed the suspect walked out of the store with the glasses without purchasing them.
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.