POLICE LOG: Multiple Reports of Credit Card and Tax Return Fraud
An excerpt from the WPD police log. The following arrest information was supplied by the Woburn Police Department. The arrest does not indicate a conviction.
The following is an excerpt from the Woburn Police Department log. Please note that this is a sampling of activity in the log, not a complete account. We report all arrests included in the daily police log.
At 3:45 p.m. a woman came to the station to report fraudulent activity on her checking account in the amount of $4,500. She said the first transaction was for $2,500 had funds taken from her savings account. Later $2,000 was taken out of her savings and deposited into her checking account and then withdrawn.
Additional she said she had received a letter from the IRS stating they were reviewing her 2012 tax returns though she hadn’t yet filed.
At 4:10 p.m. a man reported he was a victim of identify theft and believed it was in connection to the newspaper boy case. He had a check that was written to his newspaper deliver man. The original check was written to the suspect in the amount of $20. He then showed police another copy of a check that he believes was fabricated and forged by the suspect that was written out to a third party for the amount of 1400. A signature on the fake checks shows a signature by another man but does not match the original check written by the victim and appeared forged.
At 4:39 a man reported to police he had been contacted by the IRS stating he was being audited. The man stated he had just sent in his tax return the day the letter arrived. He spoke to someone
5:02 p.m. a woman came to the lobby to report identify fraud. She said she received notice from the Dept. of Revenue that her 2012 tax return had been selected for verification. She said she had not yet filed her 2012 income taxes. She notified the Dept. of Revenue about the fraudulent filing and they informed her someone had filed her tax return electronically in her name.