Islanders report fraud involving credit cards, Social Security, counterfeit bills

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island.

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The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Dec. 27

FRAUD: A victim in the 7600 block of SE 29th St. said at 6:37 p.m. that their credit card number was used for fraudulent transactions online and in Minnesota.

MORE FRAUD: A victim in the 2600 block of 76th Ave. SE said at 9:54 a.m. that their Social Security credit card was accessed and funds were withdrawn.

TRAFFIC: A vehicle was stopped in the 9700 block of SE 36th St. at 2:46 p.m. for expired registration. The driver had a suspended license with three convictions and five FTAs, and two extraditable warrants. They were booked into Issaquah Jail.

Dec. 28

FRAUD: A victim on Brook Bay Road said at 12:56 p.m. that fraudulent charges were made on their credit card, totaling $1,198. The card was used the day before at several businesses in Bellevue.

Dec. 29

FRAUD: A victim in the 7900 block of SE 34th St. said at 10:05 p.m. that he gave his credit card information to someone over the phone and received unauthorized charges.

Jan. 1

MISCHIEF: Over the holiday weekend, a vehicle was driven through Mercerdale Park, causing about $3,000 in damage.

Jan. 2

THEFT: At 2:35 p.m., a victim in the 6700 block of W. Mercer Way discovered through his security camera that packages had been stolen from his house three days before.

FRAUD: Two people passed two counterfeit $100 bills with separate purchases at 11:51 p.m. in the 7700 block of SE 27th St., purchasing makeup and an Uber gift card and receiving about $80 in change.

Jan. 3

MORE FRAUD: A woman in the 7400 block of SE 27th St. was notified at 10:01 a.m. of fraudulent charges on her bank card, which were cancelled.

THREATS: A bomb threat was reported at Islander Middle School, in the 8200 block of SE 72nd St., at 10:37 a.m. Students were bussed to a reunification site at the Community Center. The school was searched and nothing suspicious was found.

Jan. 4

FRAUD: A victim on Meadow Lane said at 3:52 p.m. that his and his wife’s Social Security numbers were used in three unsuccessful attempts to obtain fraudulent credit card accounts.

Jan. 5

THEFT: At 9:11 p.m., a victim said that three packages from three different shippers were stolen from their yard in the 8000 block of SE 72nd St.

Jan. 6

DOMESTIC: A suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault and malicious mischief in the 8200 block of SE 26th St. at 5:33 p.m.

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