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Ticket Take A woman sold a man counterfeit performance tickets. At 7:25 PM on Wednesday, February 12, a 54-year-old man met with a woman on East 86th Street and Madison Avenue as pre-arranged, to purchase tickets to an unspecified event. He paid her $150 for the tickets, but when he got to the venue, he [&hellip
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9G ID Theft A woman became the victim of identity theft. On Wednesday, January 29, a 42-year-old woman got a message from her bank reporting that a purchase totaling $204.95 had been made to a debit card she still had in her possession. More troubling, the bank reported that someone had transferred $9,000 from her [&hellip
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Barclay Bad Guy At 11 AM on Saturday, January 25, a man from 25 to 30 years of age approached the middle teller in a bank on Barclay Street and passed the teller a note reading, “Have gun. Do not want to use it. Give me $10,000.” The teller gave the robber $6,053 in cash [&hellip
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Copper Cable Caper Someone stole copper cables from a Second Avenue subway construction site. When construction workers returned to work on Monday morning, January 27, they discovered that unknown perpetrators had removed copper cables from the Second Avenue subway site at 94th Street and Second Avenue. In all, 300 feet of cable was missing, valued [&hellip
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Phony Phone Bill Another Eastside resident became the victim of identity theft. At 10 AM on Monday, January 13, a 67-year-old woman received a notice from a collection agency regarding an unpaid bill of $1,902 for an AT&T account that she had never opened in California. Unlocked and Unlucky Someone stole property from a man’s [&hellip
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Four Gone Conclusion An unknown perpetrator made unauthorized charges to a woman’s debit and charge cards. On Saturday, January 11, a 40-year-old woman living on the Upper East Side reported to police that someone had made unauthorized charges to her Citibank debit card and her American Express card, totaling $4,000. She had lost the Citibank [&hellip
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Dispursed Someone made off with a woman’s purse in a club. At 12:30 AM on Saturday, January 11, a 30-year-old woman left her bag unattended on a chair inside a nightclub on Varick Street. When she returned twenty minutes later, she found that her bag was missing. There were no witnesses to the theft, and [&hellip
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Expensive Lottery An elderly woman was defrauded in a lottery scam. On Sunday, December 1, an 80-year-old woman living on the Upper East Side received a phone call from an unknown perpetrator, telling her that she had won the lottery. To cover “lottery expenses,” however, the caller asked her to send a MoneyGram wire transfer [&hellip
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Taken Identity An East Side man fell victim to identity theft. Sometime before 12 noon on Friday, December 27, a 38-year-old man was notified by a credit reporting service that unknown perpetrators had used his personal information to open numerous credit cards and make unauthorized transactions at AT&T, Macy’s, Best Buy, and Bloomingdale’s, totaling $4,025. [&hellip
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Fugettaboutit! A woman stole money from another woman’s wallet in a bodega. Between 1 and 2 PM on Wednesday, December 18, a woman entered a bodega on Lexington Avenue and laid her wallet on a stack of magazines while she was buying a lottery ticket. She left the store, forgetting her wallet. When she returned [&hellip
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