Woman purchases $1,000 in gift cards for IRS scammer | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 27, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019.

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Dec. 27

Gamer no more: At 8 p.m. in the 2600 block of 77TH Ave. SE, a caller reported their vehicle had been prowled and a window shattered to gain access. A green backpack was stolen and a Nintendo Switch gaming system and 7-8 games.

Skimmer found: At 7:22 a.m. in the 7600 block of sunset highway, a skimmer was discovered by a gas pump maintenance vendor and removed that same day. No customers have yet to come forward regarding credit card compromises. Video was reviewed for the past few days but was not clear enough to show when skimmer was applied. No suspect was identified.

Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve prowling: At 8:40 a.m. in the 2200 block of 72nd Ave. SE, someone with a flashlight was inside the caller’s vehicle, which she had left unlocked in her driveway. Police responded and subject was seen running by arriving officer. Credit cards and cash were stolen.

Joy spending: At 5:39 p.m. in the 3400 block of 79th Ave. SE, a victim reported that their credit card was stolen and now someone had made $15,000 in charges in a couple of weeks.

Jan. 3

Doggone it: At 2:02 p.m. in the 7000 block of SE 22nd Street, an off-leash dog, not under voice control, collided with a bicyclist while on city property. Cyclist was injured.

Jan. 5

IRS now accepting gift cards: At 11:46 a.m. in the 3600 block of 90th Ave. SE, victim told authorities that they received a fraudulent phone call stating victim had warrant out for her arrest. The victim purchased $1,000 in VISA gift cards to pay for the warrant.

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