Saturday, July 13, 2013

                                 THE COP SHOP

Octogenarian's money taken by fraud

An 81-year-old woman reported Friday that she wired money to a person she thought was a relative in trouble. The woman said she received a telephone call from someone claiming to know the relative asking for help on the relative's behalf. She was asked to withdraw cash from her bank account and wire it to an address. Specifics about the amount of cash or location of the place where it was wired were not available. The woman did as she was asked. Later, another relative helped her check on the welfare of the supposedly distressed relative and they learned there had been no trouble and no request for money. An investigation is continuing.

Other reports

3500 south I35 East - A man reported to police about 10:30 p.m. Friday that the cashier of a store forced him out of the store at knife point. Officers arrived at the store to find it closed, so they were not able to hear the cashier's side of the story, according to the report.

7800 block of I35 - A caller to police about 10:30 p.m. Friday reported a car being driven recklessly. The caller followed the car and gave updates on its location until officers could arrive. An officer made a traffic stop. The 21-year-old female driver handed over an Oklahoma driver's license that did not belong to her. She was taken into custody. Both passengers, a male and female both in their mid-twenties - had controlled substances. One was charged with possession of marijuana and the second was charged with possession of a controlled substance.    

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