A Mamaroneck man nearly lost $2.5 million dollars to international internet fraud last month.
Mamaroneck Town Police say the victim thought the money was going to a family member for a large business transaction but it turned out to be a case of identity theft. A department spokesman tells The Loop the transaction was intercepted in time.
Cases of identity theft and fraud continue to pop up with shocking regularity:
- November 18 A resident reports a fraudulent check worth $14,000 was cashed against her account.
- November 15 A resident reports someone fraudulently purchased $156 worth of car insurance in her name.
- November 4 A resident reports several fraudulent credit card charges totaling $4328.
Other crimes reported to the Town of Mamaroneck Police Department:
November 26: Criminal Mischief – Stop sign located near Rockingstone Avenue was ripped out of the ground and damaged. Sign was recovered and reinstalled.
November 25: Petty Larceny – Package containing a Rowenta Steam Cleaner was reported stolen from front door at residence on Forest Avenue.
November 25: Criminal Mischief – Graffiti at Sheldrake Preserve. Red paint sprayed on two trees and three rocks along the nature trail.
November 16: Criminal Mischief – At Winged Foot Country Club a security surveillance camera valued at approximately $1200 was knocked down and damaged.
November 15: Petty Larceny – Package containing rolls of hockey tape delivered to Larchmont Acres building lobby reported stolen.
Debra Quintana has been reporting for The Loop for several years. After living in Larchmont for 20 years she and her husband moved to Mamaroneck 3 years ago. Debra was a television news reporter in Texas, Florida, Colorado before moving to New York where she worked at WPIX-TV and WCBS-TV. She currently serves as the manager of The Golden Shoestring in Larchmont.