POLICE LOG: Credit Cards Scam, Fraudulant Calls and a Wallet 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 Call of the Day:

Dec. 13 - At 4:30 p.m. a Lillian Street called police to report a possible scam. Caller stated she had been contacted by a man identifying himself as Andre King who said she had won the grand prize in a Publisher Clearing House contest. The man told her she needed to purchase $500 in “green cards” in order to claim her prize. The caller told police she did not purchase the cards because she thought it was a scam.

Police called the number and spoke to a man who identified himself as “Andre.” When police identified themselves he hung up. Police looked up the number which seemed to be out of Jamaica


Other Incidents:

Dec. 13 -

At 8 a.m. a resident came to the station to report credit card fraud. Victim stated that Capital One called to inform her of a $4,000 charge made to her account at around 3 a.m. The bank said the charges were for auto parts out of Fort Dix, NJ.

At 9:12 a.m. a Winstead Ave caller reported two fraudulent charges on her credit card, one for $179.61 and another for $1,300 that were charged to a cosmetic company out of Saudi Arabia. Caller stated she has no connection to Saudi Arabia or the name on the charges.

At 9:31 a.m. police responded to a call from a School Street resident of a possible theft. Caller stated he ordered a tablet computer on Ebay but it was shipped to his old address. Known acquaintances at the old address said they took the package inside but that it then disappeared and nobody knows where it is. Person at the old address said he had a ‘stalker’ who might have taken it.

At 8 p.m. police responded to the YMCA for a report of larceny. Reporting party told police his wallet was stolen from the locker room while he was working out. The wallet contained $80 in cash, a Massachusetts ID and several credit cards. Victim advised to cancel cards.

At 8 p.m. police responded to a caller from Kimball Court who said a camera he had ordered had been stolen after delivery. Caller stated that Fed Ex tracking showed the camera had been delivered and that he had found an opened package in the stairwell adjacent to his apartment.


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