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Police blotter

Posted: June 25, 2017 - 12:17am

Woman victim of money scam

A woman called police after she said she fell victim to a fraud scam in which someone withdrew money from her bank account, after accepting money from two men she met on Facebook who said they wanted to support her as an aspiring artist.

The victim told police she befriended a male on Facebook who stated he was R. Kelly and he would put her in touch with his assistant he called James Walther, according to the incident report.

The victim stated she struck up a friendship with Walther, on Facebook, who eventually told the victim he was going to put money into her bank account to help her achieve her goals. The victim provided her bank account information and said she noticed a deposit for $1,900.

The victim then withdrew $1,000 and soon after, the victim stated an unknown subject withdrew the remaining $900 without her knowledge. The victim said she was soon notified by the bank that the check had been returned and her account was frozen.

The victim then said she received a text message from an unknown number stating she had 68 hours to put the $1,000 back and that they knew where she lived.

Police said the victim could not provide an account number and they could not make contact with the bank.

2 wanted for stealing tires

Two subjects are wanted for stealing four tires from Wal-Mart.

A black man and a black woman were seen on surveillance video pull up and park near the Tire Center door, according to the incident report. The couple entered the store, selected the tires and the woman got in line as if she intended to pay for the tires.

The man then waited for the employees in the tire center to become occupied before he rolled the tires out of the store and loaded them into the rear of the truck they arrived in. The man then walked back inside, got the female and the couple exited the store without paying for the tires.

Wal-Mart said they plan to prosecute if the two subjects are identified.

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