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Unwelcome Home


A woman's bank account was compromised. A 78-year-old woman living on the Upper East Side was away on vacation between Tuesday, January 14 and Sunday, March 16. When she returned home, she discovered that her checking account had been accessed without her permission. Somebody had used a copy of her driver's license to make three withdrawals, one in Queens and two in Long Island, totaling $13,600.


Five Days from Hell


Someone made unauthorized withdrawals from a woman's bank account. In a five-day period between Monday, March 10 and Saturday, March 15, an unknown perpetrator made four withdrawals from the bank account of a 33-year-old woman, totaling $11,601.50. The woman had her bank card in her possession the entire time.


Google Glom


A woman was held up on the street. At 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, a 30-year-old woman was walking southbound on Lexington Avenue between East 95th and 94th Streets when she was approached by an unknown man between the ages of 35 and 40, who said he had a gun and asked for her cell phone and cash. She handed over her Google cell phone and $40 cash before the robber fled.


Gran Scam


A con artist scammed a local grandmother. Between the period of 7 p.m. on March 10 and 2 p.m. on March 11, an 86-year-old woman received numerous cell phone calls from someone saying that her grandson had been arrested and she needed to send $2,500 by wire transfer to get him out of jail. She agreed to the request and wired the $2,500, only to learn later that she had been conned.


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