2017-07-13 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Elderly woman loses over $113,000 to fraud

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On July 5 at approximately 9 a.m., officers were called to the 10000 block of Hill View and spoke with an 80-year-old Grand Blanc female who reported over the last two months she had been sending money via check and wire transfer to a company who claimed to be gold and silver investors. The initial contact was made by phone and started with a small $3,000 investment, followed by two more for $50,000 and another for $25,000. At one point the false company returned $15,000 to prove “how easy” it was to get money back. When she grew suspicious, the complainant looked the company up on line and was not able to find them. when next contacted, she demanded all her money back at which point the person stopped communicating with here. There is no way to trace the money and no further information is available according to police. — P.S.

Vehicle wheels taken

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On July 5 at approximately 5:30 a.m., in the 5400 block of Sky Lark Pass, a 47-year-old Grand Blanc female reported a larceny. Upon arrival, officers found her white Dodge Charger on a floor jack and missing the two driver’s side. Officers found two other similar incidents in the general area. The woman’s loss was reportedly approximately $4,000. Officers did find fingerprints which were forwarded to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab. The incident is pending further investigation. Anyone with information may contact Grand Blanc Township Police Department at 810-424-2611. — P.S.

Couple that steals together; goes to jail together

GRAND BLANC TWP. —On July 8, at approximately 1:10 p.m., officers were called to 6100 block of S. Saginaw Rd. for a report of Retail Fraud. Upon arrival they spoke with loss prevention officials and the manager who stated a 24-year-old Fenton male and a 26-year-old Grand Blanc female had purchased several items and paid at the self-scanning area, but had concealed other items by scanning two together. Altogether they had paid for $371 worth of merchandise and not paid for approximately $35 worth of pet toys and related goods. The female was wanted on a warrant for having an Animal at Large and both were arrested on suspicion of Retail Fraud and lodged in the Flint City Jail. — P.S.

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