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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 09-04-2020

Tuesday evening, about 5:34 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to fraud.

Officers spoke with the complainant who advised that about two to three hours prior, she called what she thought was Apple Customer Support number because she needed to get her Apple ID and password.

The complainant stated that a person at the number she called advised her that in order to get her Apple ID and password that she would have to go buy two Google Play cards from Dollar General. She was then advised to give them the code off the back of the cards to in order for them to give her confirmation to get her ID and password.

The victim then purchased two Google Play cards, each with $200 on them, for a total of $400, and gave the codes on the back to the unknown subjects. The subjects then told her that they still could not give her the information and confirmation until she got two more cards from Dollar General in order to get her confirmation and refund.

When the victim advised the subjects that she had no more money, they advised her to get a credit card and use that or go get cash and put it on a card.

The victim advised she later talked to her bank and they advised her to report the incident to police.

Police say that when they advised the victim that she had been scammed, she was upset because she needed the money to pay other bills.

This incident is still under investigation.

Monday night, about 8:14 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Whitesville Road in reference to credit card fraud that reportedly occurred at Motel 6.

Officers spoke to the complainant, who stated that her vehicle had been broken into and her and her debit card had been stolen during a previously reported incident.

The victim stated that she has since learned that the offender(s) had attempted to use her card to pay a Straight Talk phone bill and also had several declined attempts to purchase a room at the Motel 6 on Lafayette Parkway in LaGrange.

Officers then relocated to Motel 6, where employees provided the name of a male subject who attempted to purchase a room. The clerk noted that the subject who attempted to rent the room was with several other individuals when he tried to use the card.

Police are in the process of attempting to review security video that may have captured the incident.

This incident is still under investigation.

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