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Police blotter

Posted: June 21, 2017 - 2:38am

Car ride turns inappropriate

A man called police after he claimed a co-worker made an inappropriate action at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

The man stated that he met up with the co-worker earlier in the day to eat lunch, according to the incident report, and afterwards the co-worker asked if the man wanted to take a ride in his new car.

The co-worker drove the man to Savannah Rapids Pavilion and parked in the parking lot, where they talked for a few minutes. The man said that the co-worker grabbed the man's wrist and attempted to place the man's hand in the co-worker's lap. The man said he pulled his hand away and got out of the vehicle.

The co-worker also got out of the vehicle and told the man "I hope I didn't freak you out," the man told police. The man then asked the co-worker to leave and he called a friend to pick him up. The man signed a waiver of prosecution against his co-worker.

 

Man reports computer scam

A man victimized by a computer scam lost nearly $2,000 after scammers gained access to his bank account.

The victim told police he received a call from an unknown person stating that his computer was possibly being hacked, according to the incident report.

The caller told the man he needed to install the newest version of Microsoft, which would cost $850. He told the victim to purchase a gift card from Wal-Mart and give him the numbers off of the card, once he returned with it.

After speaking with the caller for a few minutes, the man realized he had been scammed and was permanently locked out of his computer. The victim discovered the caller had gained access to his bank account and transferred $1,900 from his personal line of credit to another account.

The bank told the victim they shut down his account and sent the incident to the fraud department.

The victim told police that he will prosecute if a subject is named.

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