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Ormond Beach Observer Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015 3 years ago

Restaurant victim of dine and dash

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by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Also: Fraud involves the IRS and SSA

April 12

Sorry to eat and run

6:15 a.m. — 100 Block of Williamson Boulevard

Theft and battery.

The waitress said she served the two suspects who were both intoxicated. When she was in the back, the cook saw one of the suspects looking over the counter by the cash register toward the back.

A few minutes later, the waitress saw the suspects leave without paying for their bill. The cook went outside to try and stop them as they were getting into their car. The car backed around him, driving over his foot, and went south on Williamson Boulevard.

Officers checked local apartment complexes and parking lots for the vehicle. . The cook had a partial description of the license plate.

The food bill was $17.09. The victims had to contact their Information technology department for a video of the incident and said it would be available at a later date.

April 15

A taxing situation

10:13 p.m. — First Block of Slow Stream Way.

Fraud.

The victim said he filed his 2014 taxes using an Internet website, but learned from the website that his taxes had already been completed. He contacted the IRS, and a representative told him someone had used his Social Security number to file a fraudulent return. The representative was able to cancel the first return to prevent money from being lost by the victim or the IRS.

The IRS provided an identity theft packet to the victim as well as a pin number so he could file his taxes. The victim also informed three credit bureaus.

April 22

Unsociable crime

11:09 a.m. — 100 Block of Rockefeller Drive.

Fraud.

The victim said he received a certified letter from the Social Security Administration, in which they were attempting to confirm that he had changed his direct deposit bank account information for his monthly check. He said he did not change his information, and promptly contacted the SSA office.

He was informed by a person at the SSA that they had received information to change his address to a location in Des Plains, Illinois. It was an address that the victim had 10 years ago, but a different apartment number.

The agency was able to cancel the address change.

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