A Doraville woman was arrested after Milton police were called to the Walmart on Windward Parkway about a possible credit card fraud attempt on March 8 at 3:34 p.m.
The loss prevention officer at the store said a cashier alerted him about a customer who might have used a fraudulent creidt card. The customer used the prepaid credit card to purchase two prepaid Mastercard credit cardsd and two children's toys. But when the cashier completed the transaction, he noticed the numbers on the card didn't match the last four numbers of the credit card that were shown on the receipt.
The woman told a Milton police officer that a friend named Kiki gave her the card, and said they could keep the card and merchandise if they let her leave. Instead, the officer asked her how many times she had used the card. She said two, but the officer noted in an incident report that the card was worn down.
After arresting her – putting the handcuffs on in the front because she was pregnant – the officer asked if she had more credit cards in her purse. A Suntrust debit card in someone else's name, an Associated Credit Union debit card and an Upside Visa card with her name were found in her purse, along with a Macy's gift card.
Amber Dawn Fryer, 24, of Winters Creek Dr., Doraville, was arrested and charged with financial card forgery, a felony. She was released from Fulton County Jail on March 10 on $5,000 bond.
Identity Fraud Strikes Years After First Police Report
A Milton man called police on March 7 to add information about more identity fraud he discovered three years after his first report.
The victim told Milton police he found a fraudulent account had been opened at Wachovia when he recently tried to open his own account there.
He also was advised that inquiries on his credit report include: Coaf, Georgia's Own Credit Union, Exeter Financial, Fifth Third Bank, Western Sky, MAF Collections, Crescent Bank, VW Credit and David Maus.
Accounts opened fraudulently in his name included: AT&T, two DirecTV accounts, TMobile and North American Credit Service. All had oustanding balances of hundreds of dollars when he discovered them.
Milton Woman Latest Victim of Tax Return Fraud
Yet another Milton resident is the victim of identity fraud, learning that someone used her identity to file a federal tax return.
The woman reported to Milton police on March 7 that she filed her taxes through AARP on March 2. But the next day AARP told her someone had already filed taxes using her name and Social Security number.
She called the IRS on March 5, and they confirmed the report. After mailing paperowrk to the IRS, calling a credit reporting agency and notifying the FTC of the fraud, she was advised to file a police report.
Man's Cousin Leaves Country, Sticking Him with Gas Bill
A Milton man suspects his cousin is the reason he couldn't get the gas turned back on when he moved back home after working out of state for the last few years.
On March 6 the victim told Milton police that his gas company wouldn't turn his gas back on because there was an oustanding balance of $780 on his account.
He had given his cousin permission to stay at his home, but he's unsure why he never paid the bill. His cousin had stayed at the house between 2008 and 2009, and has returned to his home country. The victim just needed a police report to submit to the gas company.
Someone Spent Cogburn Road Resident's Money Spent in Minnesota
A Cogburn Road resident reported to Milton police that she was the victim of credit card fraud after finding a transaction had recently been made in Minnesota by somone else.
The woman told an officer that she checked her account with Georgia's Own Credit Union online on March 6 and found someone spent $124.66 at "Buzzies on the Bay" in Isle, MN. She canceled the account, and was told to file a police report.
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