POLICE LOG: Credit Card Fraud with Over $1,800 Reported Stolen

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.

Featured Incident

April 17-

At 4:50 p.m. police responded to an Emerson Road residence on a report of identity fraud. The caller said that two fraudulent charges were made to her bank credit card that day. Both charges were made at Nordstrom and totaled $1,837.65. The caller said she has the credit card in her possession and noticed the charges today when she realized she had insufficient funds. She also said that at the time of the purchases she was at a dentist appointment with her son. Police advised her of her Victim/Witness rights.


Other Incidents

April 17-

At 3:49 p.m. a woman came to the station to report vandalism to a motor vehicle.  The woman said she noticed that afternoon that someone had scratched the entire passenger side of her car with what appeared to be a set of car keys. This is the third time in the past two weeks this has happened. She said she thought the mother of her great grandchild may be responsible.


At 4:01 p.m. police responded to Mercury Therapeutics at 175 New Boston Street on a report of larceny by check. Police spoke to the caller who said that two checks from the company were cashed without permission.  She said an accountant was looking over the checking accounts the day before and found the discrepancy. The contacted the bank and was given copies of two checks made out to an unknown male. One check was for $879.89 and the other was for 768.89. The caller showed police the original blank checks with the same numbers to show they weren’t stolen.

The caller said she doesn’t know the man and said the only people with access to the checks were the office cleaners.

One of the checks was hand written by a driver license number that matched a resident out of Roxbury, MA.


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