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.