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Milton Man: Investment Account Used to Steal $25,000

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

A Manor Club Drive resident took almost three months to report that $25,000 was transferred out of his bank account through his financial advisor.

The victim told Milton police on June 7 that someone fraudulently obtained his email account password, and then used his email to get personal information, including his Social Security number, so the transfer of funds could take place. No explanation was offered on the police incident report for the long delay in reporting the crime.

Buy Two Rings, Get One Free Wasn't the Sale

A $3,500, 14K white gold diamond ring disappeared when a clerk briefly turned away from the jewelry counter at Kohl's.

A customer who had just bought two rings worth $2,640 on June 3 asked to see the ring, and the clerk pulled it out and placed it on the counter. She turned away from the counter, and when she turned back, the ring and the suspect were gone.

Security video was too unclear to identify the suspect. Kohl's attempted to call the customer, but had no success.

Collection Agency Pesters Man for Somebody Else's Bills

A Milton man had to deal with the same collection agency for a second time on a past due telephone bill from a wireless company whose services he's never used.

The victim of identity theft told Milton police on June 7 that the company mailed him a notice of $1,334 was past due on a Sprint account. But he said he's never had service from that company. Two years ago it was a similar situation, only this time the collection agency tried to get him to pay an overdue T-Mobile account that wasn't his.

Stolen Credit Card Info Sends Thief on a Trip

A Milton woman didn't intend to buy someone else a flight on Delta, but that's what happened when someone used her credit card information on the $1,623 ticket, she told Milton police on June 7.

The victim said she saw the charge when she went online to transfer money on June 1. She canceled her credit card and also reported the financial transaction fraud to her credit union.

Errands were OK, but Jewelry Set Off a Red Flag

Someone was running a few errands with a Creek Club Drive woman's debit card on June 10.

The woman reported to Milton police on June 11 that a charge was made in Atlanta and two in Norcross before her bank notified her of the possible debit card fraud. A bank representative called to tell her a fourth charge at a jewelry store was rejected by the bank. Her card was immediately canceled.

For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.

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