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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 2 years ago

Forged check: Inside job?

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Also: Marker used to update tag
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Oct. 27

Inside job?

10:48 a.m. — First Block of Seton Trail

Fraud. The business owner said someone forged a check with his information and tried to cash it. He was contacted by a bank.

The check had the name of a different business but had the victim’s business account number. It had happened before, and he changed the account number. He thinks someone at his company is involved because it happened again so quickly.

Oct. 29

Stolen but no value

8:18 a.m. — 1500 Block of West Granada Boulevard

Shoplifting. The employee of the department store told a police officer that the store was missing a Motorola MC40, handheld Palm Pilot scanner. He said it looks like a cell phone and keeps track of store inventory.

He said he reviewed video surveillance and saw the item lying on the service desk. About 11:40 a.m. on the tape, he saw a male and a female complete a refund on the counter.

The video shows one suspect using his arm to secretly drag the device to the desk edge and out of sight of the cashier. The other suspect put the device in her back pocket.

The officer was able to identify on e suspect because she used an out-or-state ID to make the refund. Video of the parking lot showed the vehicle they left in.

The victim said the device would have no value at a pawn shop because it was programmed only for that store.

 

Tag you’re it

11:50 a.m. — 1900 Block of West Granada Boulevard

Traffic Stop. An officer checked a tag on a pickup truck and it showed that it belonged to a van and had expired.

The driver said he placed his wife’s tag on the truck because he just bought it and had not been to the tag office. Upon inspection, the officer noted that a black marker had been used to change the date from 2015 to 2016. 

He was issued citations for attaching tag not assigned, having unregistered vehicle in the roadway, alteration of decal and no proof of insurance.


 

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