Hacked email account leads to $245,000 bank transfer request | Police Blotter

Police blotter for May 9-14.

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May 9

Tons of dough: At 12:47 p.m. in the 6900 block of 96th Avenue Southeast, a victim’s email account was hacked. The suspect contacted the victim’s bank requesting $245,000 be transferred to a bank in California. The victim’s account manager contacted the victim and advised him of the fraudulent activity.

Burglary: At 2:41 p.m. in the 3500 block of 96th Avenue Southeast, a house was burglarized sometime over the past month. Two bikes were left inside the home as well as a large suitcase.

May 10

Mail stolen: At 9:06 a.m. in the 2900 block of 72nd Avenue Southeast, a mailbox was broken into between 5 p.m. on May 9 and 8:40 a.m. on May 10. About two to three days worth of mail was taken.

May 11

Vehicle prowl: At 12:54 p.m. in the 8100 block of southeast 40th Street, a car left unlocked at the Homestead Park was prowled. A Microsoft Surface laptop, Baggu backpack and I Buds stolen from the vehicle.

May 12

Stolen donations: At 2:20 p.m. in the 7800 block of Southeast 28th Street, police contacted a subject who admitted to taking items out of a locked donation bin. The items included bags of assorted clothes and jewelry pieces.

May 13

Mail found: At 8:50 a.m. in the 2300 block of Mercer Way, a passerby found mail ditched along the pedestrian path leading to the Interstate 90 bridge. Mail wasn’t then recovered for three days. The mail belonged to numerous victims and it’s unknown when the mail thefts occurred. All the victims had no idea their mail was stolen until contacted.

May 14

Attempted car theft: At 2:37 p.m. in the 8200 block of Southeast 24th Street, suspects attempted to steal a victim’s car from the location. Video and possible fingerprint evidence was collected from the scene. There is possible suspect information.

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