Customer Keeps Rental Truck Two Months Past Due Date

The following information was supplied by the Milton police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


A truck rental company reported on Dec. 6 that a customer rented a truck from Home Depot on Windward Parkway on Oct. 4 that was due back on Oct. 11, yet it still hasn't been brought back by Dec. 4.

A Penske truck rental employee said attempts to reach the woman by phone have failed. An attempt to update the bill also failed when the credit card used for the rental was declined.

Attempts by Milton police to call the woman went to voice mail, with no call being returned.

The rental agent was told he needed to send a certified or registered letter by mail asking that the truck be returned. Only after five business days and after a return receipt is received can a warrant be sought for theft by conversion. That's also the earliest the police can list it as stolen.

Small Business Owner Reports Wire Transfer Fraud

A small business owner in Milton reported a fraudulent bank transaction to Milton Police on Dec. 6.

The victim said her business bank statement for November showed a wire transfer of $1,500 on Nov. 2 that she and her husband confirmed they did not approve.

After reporting it to her bank, she was advised to report it to Milton police.

Wrong Person Given Refund for Returned Tile

A home renovations store apparently gave several hundred dollars in refunds for returned cases of tiles to the wrong person.

A Milton homeowner called police to report she phoned in an order for 40 cases of tile from Home Depot on Nov. 25, using her credit card. The cases of tile were to be used to renovate one of the floors of her home.

Later that night, nine cases of tile were returned to the Home Depot. A woman came into with just the order number written on a receipt and was given $326.28 for the return.

 For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.


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