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Milton Woman Victimized Again, Losing $9,000 Tax Refund

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

A Hopewell Plantation Drive resident found that her identity had been stolen again, with a suspect getting her $9,000 tax refund.

The local resident told Milton police on Jan. 4 that she learned identity fraud had been committed when she tried to file a tax return in September 2012 and was told one ad already been filed, with a tax refund issued on a prepaid card. When she contacted the card company, she was told only $23.25 was left on the card, and she would need a subpoena to get any information about the card. 

Banks, Credit Card Company Save Milton Man 4 Times

Two banks came through for a Milton man on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. On both dates, someone tried to apply for a credit card using his personal information, but different addresses.

Both Chase Bank and PNC Bank rejected the applications and called to notify him.

On Dec. 29, he received a letter from Discover Card that two attempts were made to apply for credit cards that were rejected.

The Wyndham Farms resident notified Milton police so an incident report could be generated.

Identity Thief Buys Pre-Paid Debit Cards

A Lathenview Court resident told Milton police that someone used her identity to buy four debit cards worth $1,200 through her Suntrust bank account.

The victim said on Jan. 5 that she filed two separate reports with Suntrust, and had received a refund on two of them. Any refund from the second incident is still pending.

Police explained to her about contacting credit bureaus and her other banks to notify them of the identity theft. She already had removed what funds were in her bank to another bank.

Milton Mother Has Her Own Suspects in Jewelry Heist

A Milton woman who has lost four pieces of jewelry worth $13,500 to theft doesn't trust all of her children's friends.

The victim told Milton police on Jan. 6 that she first noticed the four items were missing in December 2012. But the last time she saw the diamonds, pearl and opal was in November 2012.

Since there was no forced entry into the home, she believes it could have been someone visiting her children.

  • Diamond tennis bracelet – $6,250
  • Pearl necklace – $250
  • Diamond pendant necklace – $1,000
  • Opal bracelet – $6,000

 For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.


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