• At 4 p.m., Thursday, March 7, an Evans Road victim called Knox County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct to report an incident at his residence. According to the victim, between 4:30 and 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, she received a call, which showed being from AOL on her phone. She said she had been having some problems with her AOL e-mail and thought they were calling her about it.
The victim said the caller told her he would have to gain access to her computer in order to make repairs. Victim said she gave the caller the password to get into her computer. According to the victim, suspect told her she needed to get Google Security and named off multiple plans. She said she told him she would take the $29 plan. Victim said while on the phone with him he went into her Walmart account and got a $200 E-Card and told her he’d call her back tomorrow. According to the victim, she immediately called AOL and was told they had not called her. Victim advised she checked and the monies already were gone from the card. Victim said she has her United Community Bank account set up on her Walmart account, so the $200 was debited from her account. Victim said her bank asked her to file a police report so they could handle the withdrawal as fraud.
• At 10:51 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, a Brighton Court complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report a theft at his residence. Complainant advised he was a patient in the hospital on or around Oct. 17, 2018, and had entrusted his friend, the suspect, with his debit card to purchase groceries to have when complainant returned to his residence after being discharged from the hospital. Complainant advised it was about a month later, on or around Nov. 17, when he was researching his online statement from his debit card he noticed an unauthorized online purchase from a Gas Lamp Insurance E-Contract, located in California, for $225.31. Complainant provided the phone number listed on the statement and a ZIP code of 92010. Complainant advised he believes the listed suspect purchased insurance with this card while he was a hospital patient. Complainant said the company that provides his debit cards advised him to file a police report for his money to be replaced. Complainant advised he delayed filing a report due to him fearing it would be a hassle to report this incident.
• At 4:41 p.m., Feb. 25, a Lindenhall Circle complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report a stolen trailer from his residence. Complainant advised the trailer, an 18-foot 2016 Hustler UT-1884-15, was last seen at 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, before he went to bed. Its value was listed at $2,000. Around 2 p.m., Feb. 25, it was noticed the trailer was no longer in his lower driveway. Complainant said the trailer did have a lock on the hitch, and belongs to his place of employment.
• On Wednesday, Feb. 20, a Parkside Drive complainant said an identified suspect entered Marshall’s, 11455 Parkside Drive, at 3:35 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18. Complainant said the suspect selected two pairs of Michael Kors shoes and went to the checkout where she completed a fraudulent return and received a gift card. Suspect exited the store with the gift card depriving the business of $109.23. Suspect was identified by the complainant as committing a similar crime Saturday, Feb. 9, and Monday, Feb. 11.